Symptom checker results

Your answers indicate you have experienced one or more symptoms commonly associated with psoriatic arthritis. This symptom checker is not intended to diagnose psoriatic arthritis.

Talk to your doctor soon about the results of this symptom checker to get a correct diagnosis.

If you are seeing a general practitioner (GP) or dermatologist, they may refer you to a rheumatologist, a doctor who specialises in joint diseases. A timely and accurate diagnosis is important.1

Take your personal discussion guide with you when you talk to your doctor.

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

  1. Haroon M, et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2015;74:1045–1050.
  2. Fitzgerald, O. 2013. Psoriatic arthritis. In: Firestein, GS, et al. Kelley’s Textbook of Rheumatology. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 1232–1268.
  3. American College of Rheumatology. Psoriatic arthritis. Available at: [Last accessed: November 2017].
  4. Ibrahim GH, et al. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2009;27:469–474.
  5. Gladman DD. Ann Rheum Dis. 2005;64:ii14–ii17.