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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

銀屑病與生活質素

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

Abstract

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.

銀屑病的影響並不止於皮膚,此病可多角度地破壞一個人的健全體魄,並對患者的日常生活產生各種負面影響。我們檢索了相關的文獻去調查銀屑病對生活質素影響的模式及嚴重程度,發現患者的生活質素有顯著的影響,並遍及身體、情感、經濟和心理等各層面。這些效果,雖然不及銀屑病的表面病徵直接地構成嚴重病況,但主治醫生務必細心查察。

Keywords: Depression, dermatology, life, psoriasis, quality

關鍵詞: 抑鬱,皮膚科,生活,銀屑病,質素