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SYMPOSIUM
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-16

Management of childhood psoriasis


Department of Dermatology and STD, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi, India

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Vibhu Mendiratta
Department of Dermatology and STD, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
India
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Childhood psoriasis although a well known entity, isn't a frequently reported one. Childhood psoriasis has a better prognosis as compared to adult onset psoriasis. Management of psoriasis in children is almost on similar lines as that for adults. But management of generalized disease remains a challenge as systemic therapies are to be used with caution in children. The medicines used most commonly for the management of psoriasis are highly toxic and thus require stringent monitoring. This article will discuss the various treatment modalities used for the management of juvenile psoriasis.


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