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J Cutan Med Surg. 2000 Apr;4(2):113-5.

John Updike on psoriasis: At war with my skin, from the journal of a leper.

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Emeritus Professor Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In recent years patients have become more involved in the impact, description, diagnosis, and management of their own disease.

OBJECTIVE:

This article will briefly record the personal observations of John Updike, a highly regarded, perceptive twentieth-century American writer, on how moderately severe psoriasis has affected his life and also his thoughts about his disease and its treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Updike's description of his psoriasis gives a valid insight into a patient's view of psoriasis.

PMID:
11179937
DOI:
10.1177/120347540000400215
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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