Quality of life issues in pediatric psoriasis

Prabhu, Smitha and Shenoi, Shrutakirthi D (2012) Quality of life issues in pediatric psoriasis. Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology, 13 (1). pp. 17-20.

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'Childhood Psoriasis - A challenge for all' was the slogan of World Psoriasis Day 2010. This entity was aptly recognized as a problem more than skin deep as children are very sensitive to public opinion and peer pressure. Children with psoriasis also face emotional trauma as a result of bullying, discrimination and self-consciousness due to the easy visibility of disease. Severe forms of the disease like erythroderma, and facial involvement which is more in children may further negatively impact the child's psyche. The few studies conducted so far on Quality of life issues in childhood psoriasis equivocally state that there is negative impact on Quality of Life which moderately correlates with PASI scores and Physicians Global Assessment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of life; childhood; psoriasis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Dermatology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2013 04:39
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2013 04:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77877

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