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?

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

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
90
Tried for
Psoriasis (90)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex, Dermovate, Etrivex shampoo) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
73
Tried for
Psoriasis (73) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
71
Tried for
Psoriasis (71)
Treatment name(s)

(Calmurid HC, Corticaine Cream, Cortifoam) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Psoriasis (52)
Treatment name(s)

(Kenalog Topical, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Triamcinolone Ointment) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Treatment name(s)

(Daivobet, Dobovet, Dovobet) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
Psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Psoriasis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Beloderm, Beta-Val, Betnovate) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) Itching (1)
1 more
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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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Psoriasis

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

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 27 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Psoriasis (90)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex, Dermovate, Etrivex shampoo) 4 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Thinning of skin Burning sensation 11 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Psoriasis (73) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Injection site bruising 16 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Psoriasis (71)
Treatment name(s)

(Calmurid HC, Corticaine Cream, Cortifoam) 8 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Heartburn 2 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Psoriasis (52)
Treatment name(s)

(Kenalog Topical, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Triamcinolone Ointment) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Lymphadenopathy Painful lymph nodes (glands)
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Daivobet, Dobovet, Dovobet) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Inflammation 5 more
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Achiness Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Psoriasis (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Beloderm, Beta-Val, Betnovate) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain Redness
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) Itching (1)
1 more
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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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 78
20s 549
30s 1,019
40s 1,210
50s 1,096
60s 606
70+ 156

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

67% Females
33% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 405
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 559
Inverse psoriasis 240
Plaque psoriasis 2,347
Pustular psoriasis 263
Seborrheic psoriasis 364
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,507
Not Diagnosed 36

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