Psoriasis

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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetically determined, autoimmune, 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

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

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
psoriasis (34) Itching (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
34
Tried for
psoriasis (34)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
psoriasis (15) Rash (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Pain (11) Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriasis (11)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
11
Tried for
psoriasis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
psoriasis (10)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in skin Problems with focusing eyes 2 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
psoriasis (34) Itching (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 23 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
psoriasis (34)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
angioedema Headaches 8 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriasis (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriasis (15) Rash (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Back pain 4 more
Total evaluations
9
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (11) Anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (11)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Itching all over 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriasis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Symptoms worsened
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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 46
20s 459
30s 1,034
40s 1,360
50s 1,253
60s 809
70+ 292
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 441
20-29 years 211
30-39 years 133
40-49 years 92
50-59 years 35
60-69 years 14
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 130
Guttate psoriasis 622
Inverse psoriasis 280
Plaque psoriasis 2,636
Pustular psoriasis 295
Seborrheic psoriasis 419
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,769
Not Diagnosed 44

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