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Summer 2013, Vol. 21 No. 2

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2013) 21, 64-68

Review Article

Psoriasis and quality of life


D Butler, R Gupta, E Levin, M Huynh, A Leon, J Koo


The effects of psoriasis extend beyond the skin. The disease can pervade multiple facets of a person's well-being and negatively impact their daily life in a variety of ways. We searched the relevant literature to investigate the manner and severity with which psoriasis impacts quality of life. The search revealed significant quality of life impacts on the physical, emotional, financial and psychological aspects of life. These effects, while not as obvious as the physical symptoms of the disease, contribute to the severe disease state and should be acknowledged by treating clinicians.


Keywords: Depression, dermatology, life, psoriasis, quality

關鍵詞: 抑鬱,皮膚科,生活,銀屑病,質素