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Picture of the Month Abstract The children pictured in the photographs had an acute onset of their rashes. Figures 1 and 2 show the distribution of this eruption in one child, while Fig 3 is a closeup of the rash on the thigh of another child. Both children were neither febrile nor had systemic symptoms. Denouement and Discussion Acute Guttate Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common skin disorder affecting approximately 2% of the population of Europe and North America. It is relatively common in children as well, since 10% of cases begin before age 10 years and 35% by 20 years. The disease is probably polygenically determined, with other inciting precipitants such as trauma to the skin, stress, and group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infections playing a role in some cases.There seem to be two peaks of onset of psoriasis, one at age 16 years in female and at age 22 years in male patients, and References 1. HenselerT, Christophers E. Psoriasis of early and late onset: characterization of two types of psoriasis vulgaris . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1985;13:450-456.Crossref 2. Telfer NR, Chalmers RJG, Whale K, Coleman G. The role of streptococcal infection in the initiation of guttate psoriasis . Arch Dermatol . 1992;128:39-42.Crossref 3. Verbov J. Psoriasis in childhood . Arch Dis Child . 1992;67:75-76.Crossref 4. Vincent F, Ross JB, Dalton M, Wort AJ. A therapeutic trial of the use of penicillin V or erythromycin with or without rifampin in the treatment of psoriasis . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1992;26:458-461.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1993.02160330103032
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Abstract

Abstract The children pictured in the photographs had an acute onset of their rashes. Figures 1 and 2 show the distribution of this eruption in one child, while Fig 3 is a closeup of the rash on the thigh of another child. Both children were neither febrile nor had systemic symptoms. Denouement and Discussion Acute Guttate Psoriasis Psoriasis is a common skin disorder affecting approximately 2% of the population of Europe and North America. It is relatively common in children as well, since 10% of cases begin before age 10 years and 35% by 20 years. The disease is probably polygenically determined, with other inciting precipitants such as trauma to the skin, stress, and group A β-hemolytic streptococcal infections playing a role in some cases.There seem to be two peaks of onset of psoriasis, one at age 16 years in female and at age 22 years in male patients, and References 1. HenselerT, Christophers E. Psoriasis of early and late onset: characterization of two types of psoriasis vulgaris . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1985;13:450-456.Crossref 2. Telfer NR, Chalmers RJG, Whale K, Coleman G. The role of streptococcal infection in the initiation of guttate psoriasis . Arch Dermatol . 1992;128:39-42.Crossref 3. Verbov J. Psoriasis in childhood . Arch Dis Child . 1992;67:75-76.Crossref 4. Vincent F, Ross JB, Dalton M, Wort AJ. A therapeutic trial of the use of penicillin V or erythromycin with or without rifampin in the treatment of psoriasis . J Am Acad Dermatol . 1992;26:458-461.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1993

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