Psoriasis (PsO) is a chronic, systemic disease characterized by marked inflammation of the skin, and caused by impairment of immune system. Psoriasis is not just a cosmetic skin disease, rather recognized as a systemic disease associated with a large number of comorbidities (depression, sleep disorders and etc.) and negative impact on long-term health outcomes including quality of life: ability to form personal relationships, ability to work and perform social activities. Recent studies show strong correlation between the life quality index (DLQI) and disease severity index (PASI) among psoriatic patients.
In her lecture, Dr. Gooderham talks about differences between PASI 90 vs. PASI 100, and its impact on the patient’s quality of life.