Living with Psoriatic Arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune disease - a form of arthritis that can cause pain, swelling and sometimes damage to any joint in the body. It is a condition that strikes in two ways, requiring extra care and attention. It usually occurs in people who already have psoriasis.
About one in 50 people have psoriasis and about one in 14 of them will develop PsA, so having psoriasis does not automatically mean you will have PsA. In fact most people with psoriais will never develop it.
Although PsA generally occurs after psoriasis develops, there are cases where the arthritis develops first. PsA usually begins slowly spreading to other joints over a period of a few weeks or months. In rare instances, PsA can develop quickly and can be quite severe. Generally it looks very different from person to person.
Living with Psoriatic Arthritis information events
This Living with Psoriatic Arthritis series of information evenings will provide you with information about the condition, what causes it, how it's diagnosed, treated, and crucially how you can manage and how to take care of PsA.
Information evenings will take place as follows:
Dublin - 7pm, Monday 1 October - Prof. Oliver Fitzgerald
Galway - 7pm, Wednesday 3 October - Prof. John Carey
Kilkenny - 7pm, Thursday 4 October - Dr Fahim Khan
At each event, registration is from 7.00pm, with the presentation commencing at 7.30pm.
Supported by an educational grant provided by Novartis Ireland Ltd