Scalp psoriasis is the most frequent clinical type of psoriasis in childhood, with the severity of the disease associated with excess weight, a new study found. The cross-sectional, multicenter study of children with psoriasis was performed by 41 dermatologists working in private practice. The clinical and therapeutic aspects and comorbidities were systemically evaluated. Among the findings:
- 207 children (60.4% girls; mean age 10.5 years) were included in the analysis.
- Scalp psoriasis (40.6%) was the most frequent clinical type, with plaque psoriasis affected 26% of participants.
- Nail, tongue, and arthritic involvement were rare.
- 16.4% of children were overweight and 7.0% were obese.
- Severity was associated with excess weight.
Mahé E, Maccari F, Ruer-Mulard M, et al. Children with psoriasis in secondary care: Clinical aspects and comorbidities diverge from the generally published data. [Published online ahead of print April 3, 2019]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. doi:10.1016/j.annder.2019.01.024.