Determining disease severity


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BÜLBÜL BAŞKAN E.

TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.56, pp.3-5, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.galenos.2022.76500
  • Journal Name: TURKDERM-TURKISH ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-5
  • Keywords: PASI, PGA, BSA, DLQI, GLOBAL ASSESSMENT, TREATMENT GOALS, PSORIASIS, MODERATE, INDEX, AREA

Abstract

Assessment of the severity of psoriasis is versatile, and unfortunately, there is no single tool that can assess the severity of this disease in every aspect. As well as psoriasis area and severity index, other tools such as physician's global assessment and body surface area are also used in assessing the severity of psoriasis. The index used to assess quality of life is the dermatology life quality index. This section discusses the methods used in determining the severity of psoriasis, descriptions of treatment phases and goals, and measurement of treatment success.