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.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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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Treatments taken by people with Psoriasis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Methotrexate Sodium, Preservative Free)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
88
Tried for
Psoriasis (88)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
72
Tried for
Psoriasis (72) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
Tried for
Psoriasis (70)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Psoriasis (52)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Psoriasis (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Psoriasis (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) Itching (1)
1 more
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
19

Data from patients with Psoriasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Psoriasis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Methotrexate Sodium, Preservative Free)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (29 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 27 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Psoriasis (88)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Thinning of skin Burning sensation 11 more
How many evaluations
26
Tried for
Psoriasis (72) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Injection site bruising 17 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Psoriasis (70)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Heartburn 2 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Psoriasis (52)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Lymphadenopathy 1 more
How many evaluations
14
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Inflammation 6 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Psoriasis (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Achiness Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Psoriasis (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain Redness
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) Itching (1)
1 more
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Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization Itching all over 1 more
How many evaluations
11

Data from patients with Psoriasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 77
20s 545
30s 1,022
40s 1,214
50s 1,099
60s 608
70+ 159

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 404
20-29 years 191
30-39 years 112
40-49 years 80
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 117
Guttate psoriasis 562
Inverse psoriasis 240
Plaque psoriasis 2,354
Pustular psoriasis 263
Seborrheic psoriasis 367
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,511
Not Diagnosed 36

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