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

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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
54
Tried for
Psoriasis (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Psoriasis (45) Itching (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
Psoriasis (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Psoriasis (20)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
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Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13

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 (24 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 27 more
How many evaluations
31
Tried for
Psoriasis (54)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (23 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Burning sensation in skin 8 more
How many evaluations
25
Tried for
Psoriasis (45) Itching (2)
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 (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
6
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Psoriasis (20)
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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)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Symptoms worsened Inflammation 1 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Psoriasis (15)
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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)

(Triamcinolone acetonide cream)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriasis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Anxious mood 9 more
How many evaluations
11
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Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Back pain 4 more
How many evaluations
9

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

Who has Psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 52
20s 488
30s 1,030
40s 1,335
50s 1,226
60s 762
70+ 255

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 427
20-29 years 202
30-39 years 129
40-49 years 88
50-59 years 30
60-69 years 10
70+ years 5

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 127
Guttate psoriasis 611
Inverse psoriasis 274
Plaque psoriasis 2,593
Pustular psoriasis 288
Seborrheic psoriasis 410
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,737
Not Diagnosed 40

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