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Quality of life and measures of psoriasis severity

Psoriasis is a chronic lifelong skin condition that causes significant psychosocial morbidity but is rarely life-threatening. This simple sentence summarises the challenges inherent in treating the disease and assessing its severity. The understanding that psoriasis is a skin disease with psychological sequelae, and that these sequelae are not necessarily related to the amount of physical skin disease, led to objectively measuring the impact of psoriasis on quality of life. Inherent in any measure of quality of life is the psychological burden that patients with a disease have to endure.
Dermatology in practice 2006; 13(5): 10–12
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