About 40% of patients with psoriasis end up being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, and early treatment leads to better outcomes. Dr. Mathew said his team hopes to be able to draw some significance from the inflammation findings over time.
“Does that mean anything? Not at the moment,” he said. “What we’re essentially doing is following them to see how many of them develop psoriatic arthritis.”
Thomas R. Collins is a freelance writer living in South Florida.
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