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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects people with Psoriasis. Psoriasis is a skin disease that may cause itchy, scaly, or sore patches of skin. Psoriatic Arthritis can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints and may or may not happen at the same time as a psoriatic outbreak.

Systemic Sclerosis

Systemic Sclerosis is a group of diseases that result in abnormal growth of connective tissues. Over time, these tissues become thick and can harden. Common side effects are calcium deposits in the connective tissues, thickening of skin on fingers, red spots on the hands and face, swelling of the esophagus, and/or Raynaud’s phenomenon. Systemic Sclerosis may also be referred to as Scleroderma, Dermatosclerosis, Morphea, and Circumscribed Scleroderma.

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis is a muscle disease that is characterized by muscle inflammation and weakness. Symptoms include rashes with red or purple discoloration on skins and joints, difficulty straightening joints, light sensitivity, and inflamed lungs.