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Abstract

Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases with a prevalence of 1–2%. Childhood psoriasis is not uncommon. The average age of onset in children is 8 years; findings before two years are unexpected. About 25% of the individuals who eventually develop psoriasis manifest the disease before 15 years of age. In children, psoriasis is more common in girls. The family history is positive in about half the cases. Children in whom the disease starts early with initial involvement of the trunk and face tend to have a more severe form of the disease.

Keywords

Salicylic Acid Mometasone Furoate Seborrheic Dermatitis Chlorhexidine Gluconate Betamethasone Valerate 
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  • K. Brockow

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