International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Enhancing Care.

Global Burden of Pediatric Psoriasis

A BEST-EVIDENCE LITERATURE REVIEW

Project Description

To understand the global burden of pediatric psoriasis, IPC has convened a small group of IPC Councilors and colleagues to work with a vetted educational institution, the Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center at OHSU, to conduct a systematic review of existing literature. The IPC working group will develop a manuscript to publish findings in response to the following key questions:

  1. What is the association between pediatric psoriasis and various psychological conditions (stress, depression, anxiety, social phobia, perceived stigma)?
  2. What is the association between pediatric psoriasis and various aspects of social well-being and functioning (interpersonal relationships, participation in social activities, school performance)?
  3. What is the association between pediatric psoriasis and various burdensome physical symptoms? (function, pain, itching, infections, and sleep disruption)?
  4. What is the association between pediatric psoriasis and adverse social, psychological, and financial effects on patients’ families?
  5. What is the association between pediatric psoriasis and relevant composite quality of life measures?

The group will also review evidence of how the above associations vary according to the presence of various comorbidities, including obesity, overweight, metabolic conditions, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Project Leader

Amy

Paller

,

MD

Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School

Chicago

,

Illinois

,

United States

Working Group Members

  • Kelly Cordoro, United States
  • Helen McAteer, United Kingdom (Patient Association)
  • Marieke Seyger, Netherlands
  • Siew Eng Choon, Malaysia
  • Ruth Murphy, United Kingdom
  • Tamar Nijsten, Netherlands
  • Matthew Stoll, United States

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