Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that occurs in children and adults. Topical therapies are suitable for all children with psoriasis, and may be all that is required for mild to moderate psoriasis. Concern for psychological development is required when choosing psoriatic therapies. This article reviews current concepts in pediatric psoriasis and a rational approach to therapeutics. The tolerability and efficacy of MTX in the treatment of childhood psoriasis has been documented in few case series. Kumar et al.
A total of 36 patients with childhood psoriasis were evaluated at the dermatology out-patient clinic in the college of medicine at King Saud University during the period from April 2002 to June 2007. Guttate psoriasis, which often starts in childhood or young adulthood, is characterized by small, red spots, mainly on the torso and limbs. Erythrodermic psoriasis, characterized by periodic, fiery redness of the skin and shedding of scales in sheets; this form of psoriasis, triggered by withdrawal from a systemic psoriasis treatment, severe sunburn, infection, and certain medications, requires immediate medical treatment, because it can lead to severe illness. Treatment of childhood psoriasis on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.