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European Journal of Dermatology


Pruritus and skin pain in psoriatic patients: the neglected symptoms Volume 29, numéro 4, July-August 2019


1 Dermatology Department. Elda General University Hospital,
2 Dermatology Department. Alicante General University Hospital,
3 Clinical Medicine Department. Miguel Hernandez University of Elche,
4 Internal Medicine Department. Alicante General University Hospital, Alicante, Spain

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated genetic disease that is estimated to affect 1-3% of the general population. The symptoms of psoriatic plaques may be key in HRQOL impairment [1], particularly pruritus and skin pain. However, the classic dermatology literature scarcely mentions these symptoms [2] and their respective severity is not specifically assessed by on the severity criteria for the disease.We conducted a cross-sectional, observational study with the aim to determine the prevalence and intensity [...]