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What is the outlook for psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis can vary a great deal between different people so it’s not possible to offer specific advice on what you should expect.

About a third of people with psoriatic arthritis will have a mild form of the disease that remains very stable over time. Others will have more severe symptoms that need long-term treatment. How bad the arthritis is isn't related to how bad the skin condition is – some people with very mild psoriasis can have severe arthritis.

Psoriatic arthritis will usually have some effect on function and quality of life, but treatment will help to reduce the effects it has.

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