Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), atopic dermatitis (AD), and plaque psoriasis often experience sleeping problems. In HS, pain and itch increases the frequency of insomnia, and the pain was associated to poor sleeping quality .
Dermatoses like HS, AD, and psoriasis entail varying intensities of itch and pain that can have a negative influence on the quality of life of the affected patients. Dr Karolina Kaaz (Wroclaw Medical University, Poland) and her colleagues evaluated the influence of itch and pain on the sleep of HS patients and compared this with AD and psoriasis patients. Data on 108 patients with HS, 100 with AD, and 100 with psoriasis were included. The HS patients had a mean age 36.3, 47% was female, and their mean Hidradenitis Severity Score was 34.8. In the AD group, 42% was female, mean age 39.2, and patients had a mean Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) of 33.6, while the psoriasis patients were aged 44.1 years, 39% was femal...
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