Psoriasis

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetically determined, autoimmue, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded red, patches or plaques covered by white or silvery scales. It is a lifelong condition and because of its systemic nature, patients exhibit a broad spectrum of symptoms that vary in severity.

What is it like to have Psoriasis?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Psoriasis and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Psoriasis patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 69
20s 498
30s 916
40s 1,101
50s 1,005
60s 545
70+ 141

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 406
20-29 years 189
30-39 years 114
40-49 years 80
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 103
Guttate psoriasis 508
Inverse psoriasis 220
Plaque psoriasis 2,104
Pustular psoriasis 231
Seborrheic psoriasis 326
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,397
Not Diagnosed 37

These charts show data from Psoriasis patients who have completed their condition history
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