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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Quality of life issues in pediatric psoriasis

Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Shrutakirthi D Shenoi
Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka
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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.

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