Diagnosis and Management of Psoriasis in Children

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Abstract

Psoriasis is increasing in both children and adults. The association of comorbidities, specifically obesity and other components of the metabolic syndrome, are also increasing. The precise cause is unknown but genetic and complex immunologic factors play a role in the development of the disease and its comorbidities. There are multiple clinical variants, and the severity of the disease can range from mild localized lesions in most patients to severe generalized involvement in some. Most patients with mild to moderate disease can be controlled with topical treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-277
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2014

Keywords

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric
  • Psoriasis
  • Quality of life
  • Topical steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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