Pityriasis Rosea Rash Severity and Quality of
Title: Effect on quality of life in patients
with pityriasis rosea: is it associated with rash severity?
Authors: Chuh AA and Chan HH
Publication: Int J Dermatol. 2005 May;44(5):372-7.
The authors wanted to see whether the severity of pityriasis
rosea’s rash affect the patient’s Quality of Life
(as measured by an index called the Dermatology Life Quality Index).
They recruited patients with pityriasis rosea, acne vulgaris (common
acne), and atopic dermatitis (eczema).
They also measured the severity of these skin conditions using
||Severity Grading System
||Pityriasis Rosea Severity Score (PRSS)
||SCORing Atopic Dermatitis Index (SCORAD)
||Leeds Acne Grading System (LAGS)
||Quality of Life
||12 ± 5.38
||6.86 ± 4.53
||6.36 ± 5.79
This suggested that the quality of life for pityriasis rosea
patients were significantly below that of atopic dermatitis patients,
but was similar to those suffering from acne.
Interestingly, the quality of life index did not vary according
to severity for pityriasis patients. In contrast, the quality
of life of acne and atopic dermatitis patients varied according
to the severity of those conditions.