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How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis

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An immune mediated disease that causes a person's skin to grow rapidly, resulting in red and thickened patches of skin all over the body is known as:

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1. A form of arthritis, or inflammation of the joints, associated with people who have psoriasis is called:

2. Spondylitis is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet are designed to help you quickly assess your knowledge of the causes and treatments of psoriasis and the type of arthritis linked to this condition. You will be quizzed on terms used in relation to these diseases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Term for an immune disease resulting in red and thickened patches of skin
  • Word used for the form of arthritis associated with psoriasis
  • Definition of spondylitis
  • The cause of psoriatic arthritis
  • Treatment for this type of arthritis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of skin inflammation leading to inflammation of the joints
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as psoriasis and spondylitis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symptoms and treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Additional Learning

To learn more about these conditions, review the accompanying lesson called How Psoriasis Can Cause Arthritis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define psoriasis
  • Explain what psoriatic arthritis is
  • Present reasons as to why psoriatic arthritis may occur
  • List the symptoms of this form of arthritis
  • Discuss how this arthritis is treated
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