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)

(Otezla)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
162
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1183
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Taltz)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
0
Tried for
psoriasis (4)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
505
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
75
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Soriatane)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
225
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
186
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tremfya)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
0
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
psoriasis (1)

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)

(Otezla)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriasis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea muscle fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Taltz)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
erythema nodosum
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriasis (4)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
sunburn
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Stelara)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriasis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Soriatane)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tremfya)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cosentyx)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
headaches
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriasis (1)
  • 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?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 4819 say psoriasis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 20
20s 234
30s 895
40s 1401
50s 1498
60s 1192
70+ 649
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 467
20-29 years 242
30-39 years 150
40-49 years 99
50-59 years 42
60-69 years 19
70+ years 5

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1942
Female 3973

Types
Condition Types Proportion # of patients
Erythrodermic psoriasis 149
Guttate psoriasis 669
Inverse psoriasis 307
Nail psoriasis 36
Plaque psoriasis 2837
Pustular psoriasis 320
Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1900
Not Diagnosed 50

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