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What types of psoriasis are children most likely to get?

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Children are most likely to get these types of psoriasis:

  • Plaque psoriasis. Most kids who have psoriasis have this type. It causes dry, itchy, red patches called plaques and can cause silvery scales that usually show up on knees, elbows, lower back, and the scalp. They're sometimes painful.
  • Guttate psoriasis. It causes small red dots on the trunk, back, arms, and legs. It's most likely to be triggered by a strep infection. Many children who get this type of psoriasis also get plaque psoriasis.

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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