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).
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