Saturday, May 15, 2010

Childhood Psoriasis

to appear in childhood psoriasis in 15% of cases, and before 20 years in one of every three cases. It is a non-contagious chronic skin disease that develops from a specific genetic predisposition. The environmental factors that cause may be external (such as seasonal changes or clothing in contact with the skin) or internal (such as infectious diseases, emotional stress and some drugs).

The clinical symptoms of psoriasis in children usually resemble the adult. However, the condition tends to take in children atypical shapes that can make diagnosis difficult. Some children dermatosis affecting the buttocks, eyelids and scalp closely resemble psoriasis.

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