Psoriasis

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetically determined, autoimmue, 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

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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)

(Methotrexate Sodium, Preservative Free)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Psoriasis (85)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
74
Tried for
Psoriasis (74) Itching (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
64
Tried for
Psoriasis (64)
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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
32
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Psoriasis (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Psoriasis (28)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
22
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) 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)

(Methotrexate Sodium, Preservative Free)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (30 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 28 more
How many evaluations
38
Tried for
Psoriasis (85)
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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
26
Tried for
Psoriasis (74) Itching (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Injection site bruising 18 more
How many evaluations
23
Tried for
Psoriasis (64)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Heartburn Redness of skin (erythema)
How many evaluations
19
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 2 more
How many evaluations
14
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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 (29)
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Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
13
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (19 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Achiness 4 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Psoriasis (28)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betnovate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning Pain Redness
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Psoriasis (21) 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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  • Mild
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Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 65
20s 529
30s 1,037
40s 1,226
50s 1,137
60s 657
70+ 184

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 404
20-29 years 191
30-39 years 112
40-49 years 79
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 118
Guttate psoriasis 573
Inverse psoriasis 248
Plaque psoriasis 2,410
Pustular psoriasis 266
Seborrheic psoriasis 378
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,572
Not Diagnosed 35

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