Have you been hit by a double whammy?

Take the short quiz below to find out if you have symptoms or a family or medical history that may be associated with psoriatic arthritis. Share the results with your doctor.

Please note: This quiz is not meant to diagnose people with psoriatic arthritis. Talk to your doctor about your results.

Skin question:

  1. 1) Have you ever had red, scaly patches of skin, or been diagnosed with psoriasis?1,2

PEST screener3†:

  1. 1) Have you ever had a swollen joint (or joints)?

  2. 2) Has a doctor ever told you that you have arthritis?i

  3. 3) Do your fingernails or toenails have holes or pits?i

  4. 4) Have you had pain in your heel?i

  5. 5) Have you had a finger or toe that was completely swollen and painful for no apparent reason?i

Please note: This symptom checker is based on an expert validated tool called the Psoriasis Epidemiology Screening Tool (PEST).3 It is not meant to diagnose people with psoriatic arthritis. Talk to your doctor about your results.

References
  1. Fitzgerald, O. 2013. Psoriatic arthritis. In: Firestein, GS, et al. Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 1232–1268.
  2. American College of Rheumatology. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Psoriatic-Arthritis [Last accessed: November 2017].
  3. Ibrahim GH, et al. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2009;27:469–474.
  4. Gladman DD. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:ii14–ii17.