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
MimyX, Acetaminophen-aspirin-caffeine
Fluoxetine, Citalopram, Duloxetine
Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Alprazolam
Light Therapy (Phototherapy), Diprobase, Calcipotriene
Hydrocortisone-Aloe, Diphenhydramine, Cucumber juice
Hydroxyzine, Clobetasol topical, Cetirizine
Modafinil, Vitamin B Complex, Methylphenidate
Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Trazodone
Tramadol, Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen

What do patients take to treat Psoriasis and its symptoms?

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

(Etrivex shampoo, Temovate, Eumovate, Clobex)

40

(Metroject, Metex, Metoject, Trexall)

38

(Hc45 Hydrocortisone Cream, Cortizone-5, Cortifoam, Calmurid HC)

24

(Humira Pen Psoriasis Starter Package, Humira Pen, Humira, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package)

23

(Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel, Enbrel SureClick)

23

(Stelara)

16

(Taclonex Scalp, Taclonex, Daivobet, Xamiol)

13

(Triamcinolone Ointment, Triamcinolone acetonide cream, Kenalog Topical, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase)

11

(Betnovate, Beloderm, Diprolene, Luxiq)

10

(Soriatane, Soriatane CK)

10
9

(Daivonex, Dovonex)

7

(Lidex cream, Lyderm Gel, Vanos, Topsyn gel)

6
5

(Psoriasin, Exorex Lotion, Psorent topical, MG 217 Psoriasis)

4

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?

  • 4,401 patients have this condition
  • 30 new patients joined this month
  • 3,592 say Psoriasis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 79
20s 514
30s 894
40s 1,050
50s 938
60s 461
70+ 119

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 189
30-39 years 114
40-49 years 80
50-59 years 26
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 94
Guttate psoriasis 486
Inverse psoriasis 202
Plaque psoriasis 1,969
Pustular psoriasis 219
Seborrheic psoriasis 309
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,290
Not Diagnosed 37

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