Psoriatic arthritis

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What is psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis associated with psoriasis of the skin and nails. Psoriatic arthritis is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with psoriatic arthritis

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 for psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1221
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
461
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
213
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
138
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
338
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
467
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (2)

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with psoriatic arthritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
mouth sores (ulcers) nausea 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation frequent urination 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with psoriatic arthritis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has psoriatic arthritis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 1443 say psoriatic arthritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 43
30s 211
40s 568
50s 970
60s 802
70+ 330
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 166
20-29 years 275
30-39 years 390
40-49 years 388
50-59 years 196
60-69 years 47
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 588
Female 2369

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1828
Not Diagnosed 89

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