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
1209
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
128
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
462
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
454
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
334
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
212
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
89
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
971
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
99
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)

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 (15 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea fatigue 10 more
Total evaluations
15
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Enbrel)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue itching 1 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (10)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (8)
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 (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for psoriatic arthritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
anaphylaxis headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neoral)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
psoriatic arthritis (1)
  • 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?

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 1386 say psoriatic arthritis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 7
20s 54
30s 250
40s 638
50s 980
60s 669
70+ 240
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 166
20-29 years 269
30-39 years 389
40-49 years 380
50-59 years 195
60-69 years 45
70+ years 10

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 553
Female 2312

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1814
Not Diagnosed 91

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