The Burden of Childhood Psoriasis


Address correspondence to Michelle E.A. de Jager, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Dermatology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 370, René Descartesdreef 1, 6525 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands, or e-mail:


Abstract:  A pilot study of the effect on quality of life of childhood psoriasis is presented. Of the children interviewed, 65% experienced stigmatization to a certain extent, 71% reported itching, and 43% complained about fatigue. Clinicians should pay attention to these items to initiate patient-tailored treatment.