Intended for healthcare professionals

How to improve quality of life in patients with psoriasis

Around 1.2 million people in the UK suffer from psoriasis. All the clinical variants of psoriasis can undermine the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of patients at any age. But their impact on HRQoL and the psychological burden are often under-appreciated by clinicians in primary and secondary care. A cure for psoriasis remains elusive. However, prescribing appropriate topical treatments and judiciously referring patients to secondary care can improve the quality of life of this large patient group.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(1): 28–30
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