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
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
87
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex, Dermovate, Etrivex shampoo) 4 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
70
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

(Calmurid HC, Corticaine Cream, Cortifoam) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
How many evaluations
21
Treatment name(s)

(Kenalog Topical, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Triamcinolone Ointment) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Daivobet, Dobovet, Dovobet) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
How many evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Beloderm, Beta-Val, Betnovate) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
How many evaluations
11
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
19
How many evaluations
11
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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)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate, Intrathecal Methotrexate, Metex) 6 more
How many have tried
87
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 27 more
How many evaluations
39
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex, Dermovate, Etrivex shampoo) 4 more
How many have tried
75
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Skin thinning Thinning of skin 12 more
How many evaluations
28
Treatment name(s)

(Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn's Disease Starter Package) 1 more
How many have tried
70
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches Injection site bruising 15 more
How many evaluations
22
Treatment name(s)

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

(Kenalog Topical, Triamcinolone Acetonide in Absorbase, Triamcinolone Ointment) 1 more
How many have tried
36
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel, Enbrel Prefilled Syringe, Enbrel SureClick)
How many have tried
32
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Lymphadenopathy Painful lymph nodes (glands)
How many evaluations
13
Treatment name(s)

(Daivobet, Dobovet, Dovobet) 3 more
How many have tried
31
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Burning sensation Inflammation 5 more
How many evaluations
17
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
How many have tried
31
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Achiness Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
20
Treatment name(s)

(Beloderm, Beta-Val, Betnovate) 3 more
How many have tried
23
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Burning Pain Redness
How many evaluations
11
How many have tried
19
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hospitalization Itching all over 1 more
How many evaluations
11
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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 79
20s 550
30s 1,023
40s 1,201
50s 1,088
60s 601
70+ 155

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 556
Inverse psoriasis 239
Plaque psoriasis 2,335
Pustular psoriasis 262
Seborrheic psoriasis 362
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,494
Not Diagnosed 36

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