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.

How do members experience psoriasis?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with psoriasis*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for psoriasis*

*Data from patients with psoriasis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with psoriasis*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

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

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

(Taltz)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
psoriasis (4)
Treatment

(Tremfya)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriasis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriasis (3)
Treatment

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriasis (3)

*Data from patients with psoriasis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has psoriasis on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 16
20s 204
30s 856
40s 1,389
50s 1,515
60s 1,293
70+ 767

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,984
Female 4,054