By Kendra Gail Bergstrom
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Affected people may have a combination of several relevant genetic variants that predisposes them to the disease. In psoriasis and other immunemediated diseases, the immune system, led by the white blood cells, is inappropriately activated in different parts of the body. Risk, Prevention, and Epidemiology 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S At this time, the interaction between these genes, the T cells that carry them, and changes in the skin are still being explored.
22. What happens if I get psoriatic arthritis in the future? QXP 11/4/09 11:14 AM Page 37 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S For people with joint disease and minimal or no skin problems, the first approach is often pain management with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories ranging from ibuprofen (found in pain relievers such as Motrin and Advil), to prescription medications called the COX-2 inhibitors (found in medications such as Celebrex). Other oral medicines such as sulfasalazine or stronger anti-inflammatories may also be used.
Mucous Membranes Psoriasis sometimes affects the mucous membranes of the lips, inside of the mouth, and the tongue. In rare cases, people may have psoriasis on or in the mouth. When psoriasis is on the tongue, it may have jagged borders separating areas of lighter and darker color, much like a map. This characteristic appearance has led to the term “geographic tongue,” which can happen in people with or without psoriasis. Joints The joints, especially those in the hands, may be affected by psoriasis in a specialized form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis (discussed in Question 20).
100 Questions & Answers About Psoriasis by Kendra Gail Bergstrom