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The mission of the Penn Inflammatory Arthritis Program is to improve the lives of individuals living with IA through comprehensive, multidisciplinary, person-centered care and innovative research seeking to advance our scientific understanding of these diseases and their treatment.


"Inflammatory arthritis" refers to a condition that causes joint pain, joint swelling, and joint stiffness. The most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritiscrystal arthritis, and spondyloarthritis. Spondyloarthritis is a family of long-term diseases of the joints. They include psoriatic arthritis, spondylitis, reactive arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease-associated arthritis, and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis

Learn more about Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) and our current PsA research studies.

Axial Spondyloarthritis

Learn more about Axial Spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) and our current AxSpA research studies.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Learn more about Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and our current RA research studies.


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This website is dedicated to research. If you think you may have inflammatory arthritis, please reach out to your primary care provider or schedule a clinical appointment with Penn Medicine Rheumatology for diagnosis and treatment!