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
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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

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Psoriasis (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
Psoriasis (59) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
53
Tried for
Psoriasis (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
37
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Psoriasis (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
Psoriasis (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)

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

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (31 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 28 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Psoriasis (62)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (27 evaluations)
Side effects
Skin thinning Burning sensation 10 more
How many evaluations
29
Tried for
Psoriasis (59) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Nausea 18 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Psoriasis (53)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Redness Skin pain
How many evaluations
14
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Achiness Body Aches 2 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Psoriasis (22)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Lymphadenopathy 2 more
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Symptoms worsened Burning sensation 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (17)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 10 more
How many evaluations
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Hospitalization 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)

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 56
20s 491
30s 1,033
40s 1,315
50s 1,190
60s 746
70+ 240

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 412
20-29 years 197
30-39 years 119
40-49 years 80
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 10
70+ years 5

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 123
Guttate psoriasis 599
Inverse psoriasis 264
Plaque psoriasis 2,557
Pustular psoriasis 284
Seborrheic psoriasis 398
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,700
Not Diagnosed 38

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