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Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions
Date:8/6/2009

likely to develop psoriatic arthritis as those with moderate or severe forms of the disease.

The National Psoriasis Foundation urges people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to work with their dermatologists to find an appropriate treatment regimen to help manage their disease.

The organization also encourages patients to pay careful attention to their joints and to see a doctor if they experience tenderness or pain over tendons, swollen fingers or toes, changes to the nails such as pitting, or morning stiffness or tiredness, which could indicate the onset of psoriatic arthritis.

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month and the National Psoriasis Foundation is working to raise awareness about the physical, social and emotional impact of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

About Psoriasis Awareness Month

The National Psoriasis Foundation works year-round to improve the lives of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis Awareness Month is a special opportunity to educate the public about these diseases. Sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation every August, Psoriasis Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness, educating the public and dispelling myths about psoriasis. For more information, go to www.psoriasis.org.

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit patient advocacy organization, and the voice for millions of Americans who are affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. For more information, call the Psoriasis Foundation, headquartered in Portland, Ore., at 800.723.9166, or visit

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