Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size Users Online: 36
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 321-325

A hospital-based clinical study of childhood psoriasis in a tertiary care center of Northeast India

Department of Dermatology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Seujee Das
Department of Dermatology, Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati - 781 032, Kamrup (M), Assam
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_86_17

Rights and Permissions

Background: Childhood psoriasis has been reported to differ from that among adults. There are a limited number of studies on childhood psoriasis and none from the north-eastern part of India. A detailed clinical study will help to understand better the disease profile in children, thereby assisting in better diagnosis and treatment. Objective: The objective of this study was the clinical profile of childhood psoriasis. Materials and Methods: The present observational study was conducted in the Dermatology Outpatient Department of Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, during 12 months from June 2014 to May 2015. All children up to 13 years presenting with psoriasis during 1 year were taken as study participants after obtaining the written consent from the sole guardian. A detailed examination and relevant investigations were done, whenever necessary. The findings were recorded in a pro forma for the analysis and interpretation of data. Results: A total of 26 cases of childhood psoriasis were recorded during the study. The prevalence of childhood psoriasis in our outpatient pediatric population was 1.24%. Female cases (19; 73.08%) outnumbered male cases (7; 26.92%). A maximum number of cases were noted in 9–13 years of age group. The lower extremities (11; 42.31%) were the most common site of onset. Plaque type (14; 53.85%) was found to be the most common type. About 7.69% cases had a positive family history. Conclusion: Frequent involvement of soles was noted in childhood psoriasis similar to other parts of India but unlike other parts of the world. Pediatric patients had significantly more involvement of the trunk, face, and groin than did adult patients.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded180    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal