How is psoriatic arthritis diagnosed?
Your doctor will diagnose psoriatic arthritis by looking for swollen and painful joints and asking you about your personal and family medical history. The skin, nails and scalps will also be examined, particularly if underlying psoriasis is yet to be identified. Blood tests or X-rays may be done to look for signs of inflammation, or to rule out other types of arthritis.
Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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