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Scalp Psoriasis

Scalp Psoriasis in Children

Psoriasis is an immunological skin disease, affecting 2-3 % of adults. Studies have suggested that 1 out of every 200 children have psoriasis.

Most psoriasis in children affects the body (plaque and guttate psoriasis) and the folds (inverse and diaper) but the scalp is a fairly common site as well. Girls tend to be slightly more affected than boys. Most children are healthy, however obesity is found in 25 %.

This photo shows a typical presentation of the red, scaly areas of scalp psoriasis. These areas are frequently itchy and bleeding is not uncommon (as shown here).


Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299



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