Role of stressful life events in induction or exacerbation of psoriasis and chronic urticaria.

  title={Role of stressful life events in induction or exacerbation of psoriasis and chronic urticaria.},
  author={Suresh Kumar Malhotra and Vivek Mehta},
  journal={Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology},
  volume={74 6},
BACKGROUND The possibility of a causal influence of emotional stress, especially of stressful life events, on the course of various skin diseases has long been postulated. Previous reports addressing its influence on skin psoriasis and chronic urticaria have been mainly anecdotal. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the stressful events of life within 1 year preceding onset or exacerbation of skin disease in patients of psoriasis vulgaris and chronic urticaria. METHOD Fifty… CONTINUE READING


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