In psoriatic arthritis, inflammation can extend beyond the joint. Enthesitis and dactylitis are hallmarks of the disease. Extra-articular features, including inflammatory eye and bowel disease, are common. Early treatment with disease-modifying therapy is important to prevent progressive joint damage. It is also important to screen for and manage comorbidities, especially cardiovascular risk factors.
- Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis with diverse musculoskeletal manifestations.
- Extra-articular manifestations are common.
- Comorbidities, particularly metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk factors and depression, are often present.
- Early treatment with disease-modifying agents can prevent long-term joint damage and disability.
- Screening for and managing comorbidities is also important.