Fast Five Quiz: The Epidemiology of Psoriatic Arthritis

Eric Ruderman, MD


March 10, 2022

White patients are affected with PsA more than any other racial groups. Although the Black and Latino populations are less frequently affected, they may have more severe skin involvement and are often misdiagnosed as eczema, or not diagnosed at all.

Men and women are equally at risk of developing PsA. However, joint damage is more likely to develop in men, particularly the spondylitic form involving the axial spine. Peripheral joint involvement and increased functional limitations are more likely to develop in women.

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