Patients' perspective of pruritus in chronic plaque psoriasis: a questionnaire-based study.

@article{Amatya2008PatientsPO,
  title={Patients' perspective of pruritus in chronic plaque psoriasis: a questionnaire-based study.},
  author={Beni Amatya and G{\"o}ran Wennersten and Klas Nordlind},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={822-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pruritus in psoriasis patients has not been regarded as a major symptom. Objective To study the pattern of pruritus in chronic plaque psoriasis. METHODS A questionnaire was sent out to 109 patients with a diagnosis of chronic plaque psoriasis, who attended our outpatient departments during the period of January 2006 to January 2007. RESULTS Out of 109 patients, 80 patients (74%) answered the questionnaire. Pruritus was found in 80% of the patients, with an intensity of 5.2 +/- 2… CONTINUE READING

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