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How Safe Are Various Systemic Therapies for Pediatric Psoriasis?

Pediatric Psoriasis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For children with psoriasis, adverse events (AEs) occur less frequently with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors than with methotrexate, but appropriate folic acid administration may mitigate the latter’s gastrointestinal effects, researchers suggest. “Our understanding of the immune changes in skin that lead to psoriasis has been increasing, and has led …

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Pediatric psoriasis may have a distinct presentation

Pediatric psoriasis

Children may have a distinctive presentation of psoriasis, compared with adults, Dr. Wynnis Tom said at a pediatric dermatology meeting sponsored by Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine. Infants may present with diaper involvement, also known as “napkin psoriasis,” which may be confused with irritant …

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