Mark Gerald R. Serrano, MD, Lillian Lopez – Villafuerte, MD, FPDS, Melanie Joy Doria – Ruiz, MD, DPDS
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is known to impair quality of life (QoL). Thus, appropriate allergen identification and avoidance are vital to its management.
Eunice Kaye M. Rayos-Lopez, MD, Roy Lawrence S. Paredes, MD, Carminda J. Pineda-Rogacion, MD, Carmela Jane C. Luis, MD, Clarisse G. Mendoza, MD, FPDS, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS
Bullous Pemphigoid (BP) is a rare disease characterized by autoantibodies directed against BP180 and BP230. For BP patients, disease severity may have an impact on quality of life (QOL).
Paola Andrea L. Lorenzo, Vermen M. Verallo-Rowell, MD, FPDS, Francine Beatriz C. Lu, MD
Psoriasis affects 0.1-3% of the world’s population. It is a chronic multifactorial disease with a genetic basis and various triggering factors. In the Philippines, extrapolated data from 2004 reveals a 2% prevalence.
Monique Lianne C. Lim, MD, Ma. Rosa Noliza F. Encarnacion, MD, Ma. Angela M. Lavadia, MD, FPDS
Acne Vulgaris is one of the most common dermatologic diagnoses in the world. It can persist for years, result in permanent scarring, and have serious adverse effects on psychosocial development.
Jarische Frances S. Lao, MD, Emmerson G. Vista, MD, FPDS
Self-medication is a common practice in developing countries like the Philippines but often underreported. In particular, there are limited studies regarding the practice of topical self-medication in the Filipino local community.
Margaret Stephanie L. Jimenez MD, Karen Lee P. Alabado-Laurel MD
Few studies have been done on the association of functional activity limitations (FALs) and quality of life (QoL) among those with leprosy.