A chronic relapsing skin disease most often characterized by thick white scales over erythematous plaques often involving elbows, knees, and scalp (i.e., psoriasis vulgaris). In chil...
Age of appearance of first eruption
Recent illness, particularly sore throat
Recent medications, particularly systemic steroids
Family history of psoriasis
Moisturizers and keratolytics
Topical therapy is administered chronically, with breaks to minimize side effects.
Remissions may occur in summer with sun exposure.
The average treatment course wi...
Garber C, Creighton-Smith M, Sorensen EP, et al. Systemic treatment of recalcitrant pediatric psoriasis: a case series and literature review. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015;14(8):881–...
696.1 Other psoriasis
696.0 Psoriatic arthropathy
L40.9 Psoriasis, unspecified
L40.0 Psoriasis vulgaris
L40.4 Guttate psoriasis
L40.1 Generalized pustular psoriasis
L40.8 Other psoriasis
Q: Will my disease get worse?
A: It is impossible to predict the course of any patient’s disease because it is influenced by both heredity and everyday factors in the environment. Although there is...
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