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Although this information can suggest factors that might make a person more or less likely to develop psoriatic arthritis, each person is different. Careful observation of the skin and joints in an individual is the best way to monitor for changes in psoriasis and the development of joint disease. 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).
One major concern of suppressing the immune system is reactivation of latent tuberculosis. If a person has been exposed to tuberculosis in the past, whether they know it or not, they may have successfully contained all infection in one location, usually the lung. Immunosuppressive medicines can reduce control of infection and allow tuberculosis to reactivate in the lung or other parts of the body. To minimize this risk, a physician will often do a tuberculosis test called a PPD test and/or a chest x-ray prior to beginning these therapies.
If a person has been using oral steroids such as prednisone for any reason and stops quickly, a severe form of psoriasis may develop when steroids are stopped. For this reason, those with psoriasis should take oral steroids with caution and should watch the skin carefully when the dose is lowered, tapered, or discontinued. Most people with psoriasis will never have to worry about rare types of psoriasis. However, it is important to be aware of skin changes that may need immediate attention and treatment.