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J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2002 Jul;16(4):325-7.

The role of psychological factors in palmoplantar pustulosis.

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Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario de Canarias, Tenerife, Spain. majesaez@hotmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the present study was to find out whether emotional stress is related to palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP).

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

Our 21 patients with palmoplantar pustulosis and 21 age- and sex-matched controls were studied with the help of a psychological interview and two psychological tests: Eysenk's Personality Questionnaire for Adults (EPQ-A) and Inventory of Situations and Response of Anxiety (ISRA).

RESULTS:

Anxiety, ranging from moderate to severe was higher in PPP patients than in controls (P < 0.001).

CONCLUSION:

Our findings seem to indicate that stress may be related to exacerbation of the palmoplantar pustulosis.

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