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)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
46
Tried for
psoriasis (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
psoriasis (40)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
40
Tried for
psoriasis (38) Itching (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
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Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
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Type
Procedures
How many have tried
14
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Enbrel SureClick)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
psoriasis (13)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Pain (10) Anxious mood (2)

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
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Fatigue 26 more
Total evaluations
28
Tried for
psoriasis (46)
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Angioedema Burning pain at injection site 12 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
psoriasis (40)
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Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (22 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Burning sensation in skin 5 more
Total evaluations
24
Tried for
psoriasis (38) Itching (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches
Total evaluations
14
Tried for
psoriasis (20)
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Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (10 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry skin Itching all over 1 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
psoriasis (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for Psoriatic plaques (scaly patches) (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Diarrhea Back pain 4 more
Total evaluations
9
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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 (13)
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Treatment name(s)

(Dovobet)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Symptoms worsened Inflammation 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriasis (12)
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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)
  • 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 483
30s 1,030
40s 1,353
50s 1,242
60s 779
70+ 274
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 435
20-29 years 205
30-39 years 132
40-49 years 90
50-59 years 31
60-69 years 12
70+ years 5

Sex

Distribution of sex

67% Female
33% Male

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 127
Guttate psoriasis 617
Inverse psoriasis 277
Plaque psoriasis 2,615
Pustular psoriasis 292
Seborrheic psoriasis 415
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,753
Not Diagnosed 43

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