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

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
56
Tried for
Psoriasis (56)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
52
Tried for
Psoriasis (50) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Psoriasis (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Psoriasis (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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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Psoriasis (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Pain (14)

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 (25 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 27 more
How many evaluations
32
Tried for
Psoriasis (56)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Skin thinning Burning sensation 9 more
How many evaluations
28
Tried for
Psoriasis (50) Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Angioedema 16 more
How many evaluations
21
Tried for
Psoriasis (47)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
9
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Lymphadenopathy 2 more
How many evaluations
8
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Psoriasis (19)
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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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Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Hospitalization 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Psoriasis (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (14)

Data from patients with Psoriasis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 55
20s 487
30s 1,035
40s 1,327
50s 1,217
60s 754
70+ 249

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 421
20-29 years 200
30-39 years 126
40-49 years 86
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 10
70+ years 5

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 125
Guttate psoriasis 608
Inverse psoriasis 271
Plaque psoriasis 2,583
Pustular psoriasis 287
Seborrheic psoriasis 408
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,722
Not Diagnosed 40

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