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Palmoplantar psoriasis: A retrospective review and introduction of a novel quality of life assessment tool


A U.S. retrospective case chart review of 150 patients with palmoplantar psoriasis (PP) was undertaken with a focus on phenotypical and clinical aspects. A novel quality of life index the Palar-Plantar Quality of Life Index (PPQoLI) was constructed to characterize disease severity. The majority of patients (52%) had predominantly hyperkeratotic palmoplantar lesions; 16% had pustular lesions; 12% had a combination; and 20% had an indeterminate phenotype. Approximately one-fifth (18%) had lesions confined to the palms and soles. The PPQoLI characterized 18, 48 and 34 of patients as mild, moderate or severe disease, respectively. The PPQoL needs to be further investigated in prospective studies in PP (Farley, E. et al. J Am Acad ...

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