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)

(Metoject)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
77
Tried for
Psoriasis (77)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Psoriasis (72) Itching (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
59
Tried for
Psoriasis (59)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Tried for
Psoriasis (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
33
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
Psoriasis (27)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
24
Tried for
Psoriasis (24)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
Psoriasis (20) Itching (1)
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
18

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)

(Metoject)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 26 more
How many evaluations
34
Tried for
Psoriasis (77)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (26 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Burning sensation in skin 10 more
How many evaluations
27
Tried for
Psoriasis (72) Itching (3)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Injection site bruising 20 more
How many evaluations
24
Tried for
Psoriasis (59)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (18 evaluations)
Side effects
Redness of skin (erythema)
How many evaluations
18
Tried for
Psoriasis (48)
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Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Immune system weak Lymphadenopathy 3 more
How many evaluations
15
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Symptoms worsened Burning sensation 4 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Psoriasis (27)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
12
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Achiness 4 more
How many evaluations
14
Tried for
Psoriasis (24)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain
How many evaluations
10
Tried for
Psoriasis (20) Itching (1)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Hospitalization 3 more
How many evaluations
12

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

Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 66
20s 528
30s 1,043
40s 1,266
50s 1,152
60s 672
70+ 197

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 400
20-29 years 190
30-39 years 111
40-49 years 79
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 10
70+ years 4

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 119
Guttate psoriasis 583
Inverse psoriasis 257
Plaque psoriasis 2,476
Pustular psoriasis 275
Seborrheic psoriasis 388
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,627
Not Diagnosed 35

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