Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines
This is a great article for parents of children with psoriasis. It’s one thing for adults to have psoriasis, it’s completely different for parents that may not have psoriasis but have children that do.
If you’re a parent of a child with psoriasis, I urge you to do some research and educate your child about what to expect as they grow up.
Afib and Ablation; Herbs and Drugs: This Week’s PodMed Double T D.C. Week: Congress Passes Spending Bill People Often Overdo it with NSAIDS ‘Soft’ Chemo Plus Targeted Therapy Works in HER2 Breast Cancer A multi-specialty panel of physician experts has released the first comorbidity screening guidelines for pediatric psoriasis. The consensus statement, released last July, comes out amid increasing evidence that — like adults with psoriasis — children with the disease are at elevated risk for systemic and behavioral comorbidities.
“There is increasing evidence that psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where other organs are affected. Data has shown higher rates of heart attacks, strokes in adults with psoriasis and evidence of vascular inflammation. Psoriatic arthritis, hepatic disease, obesity, depression, and anxiety are also associated with psoriasis,” said Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at the University of California, San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego.
Source: Pediatric Psoriasis Guidelines
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