How psoriatic arthritis affects the body
Neither PsA nor psoriasis (Pso) is contagious,78 but it can mean that you stand a greater risk of developing some other disease, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory intestinal disease, auto-immune eye disease, fibromyalgia or depression.9
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* The immune system is a complex set of cells and molecules designed to defend the body against foreign substances including cancer cells, toxins and parasites. When the system turns towards body (so-called `self`) components, immune-mediated inflammatory diseases occur. Examples of these are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis and multiple sclerosis.10