Dermatologica Sinica

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

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


Hsi Yen1, Hsing-Jou Su1, Thi-Tuong Vi Tran2, Pei-Lun Kuo3, Julia Yu-Yun Lee4, Tak-Wah Wong5 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Yen H, Su HJ, Tran TTV, Kuo PL, Lee JY, Wong TW. Childhood and adolescent psoriasis in Taiwan: A retrospective analysis from a single medical center.Dermatol Sin 2019;37:46-49


How to cite this URL:
Yen H, Su HJ, Tran TTV, Kuo PL, Lee JY, Wong TW. Childhood and adolescent psoriasis in Taiwan: A retrospective analysis from a single medical center. Dermatol Sin [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];37:46-49
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