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)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
38
Tried for
psoriasis (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
36
Tried for
psoriasis (36)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
psoriasis (33) Itching (2)
1 more
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
18
Treatment name(s)

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

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (2)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
12
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Type
Over the Counter 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)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 23 more
Total evaluations
27
Tried for
psoriasis (38)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Angioedema Burning pain at injection site 11 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (36)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Burning sensation in skin 3 more
Total evaluations
22
Tried for
psoriasis (33) Itching (2)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
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)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
lymphadenopathy Painful lymph nodes (glands) 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dry mouth 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Itching all over 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Psoriasin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation
Total evaluations
9
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 47
20s 473
30s 1,031
40s 1,350
50s 1,257
60s 784
70+ 280
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 437
20-29 years 208
30-39 years 133
40-49 years 91
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 12
70+ years 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 128
Guttate psoriasis 618
Inverse psoriasis 278
Plaque psoriasis 2,621
Pustular psoriasis 292
Seborrheic psoriasis 416
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,760
Not Diagnosed 43

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