The burden of psoriasis is not determined by disease severity only.

@article{Heydendael2004TheBO,
  title={The burden of psoriasis is not determined by disease severity only.},
  author={Vera M. R. Heydendael and Corianne A. J. M. de Borgie and P I Spuls and Patrick M. M. Bossuyt and Jan Dositheus Bos and Menno A. de Rie},
  journal={The journal of investigative dermatology. Symposium proceedings},
  year={2004},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={131-5}
}
Psoriasis is a chronic scaling and inflammatory skin disease that can affect patients' quality of life and daily functioning. We studied the scores of 85 patients suffering from moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis, participating in a randomized controlled trial. We compared their scores on a generic quality-of-life instrument with data from two reference populations. We examined associations between clinical severity, as measured by the components of the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index… CONTINUE READING