Our spondyloarthritis program is led by Drs. Maureen Dubreuil and Jean Liew, who are leaders in the field of spondyloarthritis, which includes both ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.
Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic inflammatory arthritis that typically occurs in people with skin psoriasis. However, it can also occur in people without skin psoriasis, particularly in those who have relatives with psoriasis. It is a form of spondyloarthritis, which means it is a type of arthritis that can cause inflammation of the spine.
Ankylosing spondylitis is the main type of spondyloarthritis, in the same family as psoriatic arthritis. The main symptom of ankylosing spondylitis is inflammation of the spine, leading to back stiffness and pain. Over time, the spine can become fused.