80. Psoriasis

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Flora B. de Waard-van der Spek MD, PhD1 and
  2. Arnold P. Oranje MD, PhD2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch80

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

de Waard-van der Spek, F. B. and Oranje, A. P. (2011) Psoriasis, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch80

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC, Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • psoriasis;
  • histopathology;
  • clinical features;
  • prognosis;
  • differential diagnosis

Summary

In this chapter the pathology, clinical features, prognosis and differential diagnosis of psoriasis are discussed. Psoriasis begins to manifest in the first two decades of life in about one-third of patients. Initially the diagnosis may be difficult because of atypical or mild involvement. Plaque psoriasis is the most frequent type in children, just as in adults. However, lesions are often smaller, thinner and less scaly.