Plantar warts, more than a nuisance: Assessment of Dermatology Life Quality Index in patients with plantar warts


  • Muneeza Qamar Department of Dermatology, Rashid Latif Khan University Medical College, Lahore
  • Ayesha Aqeel Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Mian Channu
  • Mahwash Rana Department of Dermatology, Continental Medical College, Lahore
  • Aneela Gillani Department of Dermatology, Niazi Medical College, Sargodha
  • Sehrish Khalid Evercare Hospital, Lahore
  • Mahwish Javed Safemed Ambulatory Care Center, Lahore


Palmoplantar warts, dermatology life quality index, Health related Quality of Life, Quality of Life Index


Introduction: Plantar warts (PW) are a benign skin infection of keratinocytes caused by Human Papilloma Virus that can cause significant morbidity leading to an impairment of quality of life (QoL) Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the mean Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) in patients with plantar warts. Materials and Methods: 98 patients were enrolled in this cross-sectional survey conducted in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore. DLQI was determined for each enrolled patient.  Results: Mean DLQI score was found to be 9.4±5.4 which falls in the category of moderate impairment of QoL.  Conclusion: PW cause significant morbidity leading to a moderate to severe impairment of DLQI in about two thirds of the cases, especially in young, male and educated subjects with chronic PW.


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Muneeza Qamar, Ayesha Aqeel, Rana M, Aneela Gillani, Sehrish Khalid, Mahwish Javed. Plantar warts, more than a nuisance: Assessment of Dermatology Life Quality Index in patients with plantar warts. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024Apr.21 [cited 2024May22];34(2):430-4. Available from:



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