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BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

Childhood and adolescent psoriasis in Taiwan: A retrospective analysis from a single medical center


1 Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan; Department of Dermatology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan
2 Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
3 Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
4 Department of Dermatology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
5 Department of Dermatology; Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine; Center of Applied Nanomedicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Tak-Wah Wong
No.138 Sheng-Li Road, Tainan 704
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ds.ds_26_18

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There are limited studies regarding childhood and adolescent psoriasis in Taiwan. A total of 86 pathologically confirmed cases diagnosed from 1989 to 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. Mean disease onset age was 10.51 years, and plaque psoriasis was the most common type. Compared to studies on Caucasian and other Asian populations, we found a lower estimated prevalence, higher rate of psoriasis limited to the nail at presentation, and higher prevalence of psoriatic arthritis. The most common comorbidities were related to atopy and metabolic syndrome. Positive family history of psoriasis and psoriasis preceded by infection were significantly associated with moderate-to-severe disease.


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