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

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?

  • 4,524patients have this condition
  • 25new patients joined this month
  • 3,691say Psoriasis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 71
20s 500
30s 904
40s 1,078
50s 974
60s 510
70+ 138

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 25
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 101
Guttate psoriasis 501
Inverse psoriasis 211
Plaque psoriasis 2,046
Pustular psoriasis 223
Seborrheic psoriasis 323
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,354
Not Diagnosed 37

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