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What are the differences between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis?

What are the basic differences between psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)?


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  • NicE
    2 years ago

    I thought I had RA, but when doctor saw my swollen toe she asked if I had any dry scalp issues. I told her just this spot on the back of my head that gets a little itchy sometimes. After looking at it she said, this isn’t RA, it’s PsA. Apparently RA does not affect the toes.

  • briantschida
    2 years ago

    Hi. I’m no doctor but from what I’ve read, RA attacks joints in a symmetrical fashion, PA is more of a reactive arthritis and can effect multiple joints throughout the body. Plus PA can have accompanying psoriasis.

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