Psoriasis affects men, women and children alike and can occur at any age from infancy to old age but normally occurs between the ages of 10 and 30. In the UK approximately around 2 % of the population have some form of psoriasis. Psoriatic arthritis or arthropathy (also known as PsA) is a form of joint inflammation affecting about 30% people with the skin disorder psoriasis.
For most people, the condition is mild and can be managed successfully without too much intervention. Although, even being diagnosed as mild, may still make psoriasis and or psoriatic arthritis a big part of your life.
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