Itching in patients suffering from psoriasis

  • Szepietowski J
  • Reich A
  • Wiśnicka B
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Some psoriatic patients suffer from intensive itching, however, literature data on its prevalence and especially on clinical manifestation are very limited. This study was undertaken to evaluate the frequency and clinical characteristics of itching in patients with psoriasis and to correlate the presence and intensity of pruritus with clinical severity of psoriasis. One hundred psoriatic individuals (psoriasis vulgaris in 77% and arthropatic psoriasis in 23%) were included in the study. The severity of psoriasis was assessed according to PASI score. Itching was evaluated using two methods: visual analog scale (VAS) and a specially designed questionnaire method. Itching was found in 80% of psoriatic patients. The severity of psoriasis in pruritic patients was significantly (p

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  • Itching
  • Pruritus
  • Psoriasis

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  • PMID: 12588672
  • PUI: 36142475
  • SGR: 0036971002
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0036971002
  • ISSN: 1330027X


  • Jacek C. Szepietowski

  • Adam Reich

  • Beata Wiśnicka

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