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Psoriasis

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory dermatologic condition that is common in childhood with approximately one third of cases presenting in this age group [1, 2]. Psoriasis affects 0.5–2% of children with a mean age of onset of 7–11 years [1, 3]. There is a slightly higher incidence of pediatric psoriasis in girls as well as a strong genetic predisposition in cases of early onset psoriasis [1, 3]. The HLA-Cw6 susceptibility allele (also known as PSORS1) portends early onset psoriasis, more extensive disease, and a strong family history [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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