Psoriasis

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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune and inflammatory disease of the skin. It is characterized by patches or plaques that are typically red, rounded, and covered by white or silvery scales. Because of its systemic nature, additional symptoms may vary in presentation and 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 for psoriasis

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1176
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
161
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Taltz)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
0
Tried for
psoriasis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
psoriasis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
186
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
239
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tremfya)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
0
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
504
Tried for
psoriasis (2)

Data from patients with psoriasis, 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 psoriasis

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

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (7 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea chronic fatigue 6 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriasis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (5 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Taltz)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
erythema nodosum
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriasis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tremfya)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sunburn
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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

  • 2 new patients joined this month
  • 4755 say psoriasis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 27
20s 301
30s 932
40s 1456
50s 1439
60s 1132
70+ 519
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 466
20-29 years 240
30-39 years 148
40-49 years 100
50-59 years 43
60-69 years 18
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1909
Female 3920

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 142
Guttate psoriasis 662
Inverse psoriasis 301
Nail psoriasis 26
Plaque psoriasis 2811
Pustular psoriasis 314
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1898
Not Diagnosed 50

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