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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
21
Tried for
psoriasis (19) itching (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
psoriasis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
pain (8)

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)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (16 evaluations)
Side effects
skin thinning dry skin 2 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
psoriasis (19) itching (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue nausea 10 more
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches loose bowel movements 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (19)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (9 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea 4 more
Total evaluations
12
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
Treatment name(s)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
itchy skin psoriasis worsened
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (7 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision burning sensation 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (9) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel SureClick)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
symptoms worsened
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constipation 5 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (8)
  • 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 38
20s 408
30s 1026
40s 1404
50s 1303
60s 931
70+ 349
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 457
20-29 years 223
30-39 years 140
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 15
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1783
Female 3689

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 134
Guttate psoriasis 641
Inverse psoriasis 292
Plaque psoriasis 2713
Pustular psoriasis 305
Seborrheic psoriasis 434
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1854
Not Diagnosed 48

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