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What types of psoriasis are rare in children?

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Kids aren't likely to get these types of psoriasis:

  • Pustular psoriasis: This shows up as blisters on red or swollen skin on the hands and feet. If a child does get it, it's typically either milder than an adult would have or a kind called annular pustular psoriasis that causes a red ring around the blisters.
  • Inverse psoriasis: This happens in the folds of the body -- under the knee, in the armpit, or around the groin. It looks very red, smooth, and shiny.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis: This is a severe form that can be life threatening. It causes redness over most of the body. It's very itchy and painful and can make skin come off in sheets.

From: Psoriasis in Kids (Pediatric Psoriasis) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Treatments for Kids."

University of Chicago: "Psoriasis in Children."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Psoriasis Treatments," "Children with Psoriasis."

Kid's Health: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "Pediatric Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: "Psoriasis Treatments for Kids."

University of Chicago: "Psoriasis in Children."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Alliance: "Psoriasis Treatments," "Children with Psoriasis."

Kid's Health: "Psoriasis."

Medscape: "Pediatric Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on November 22, 2016

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