Systemic treatments for severe pediatric psoriasis: a practical approach.

  title={Systemic treatments for severe pediatric psoriasis: a practical approach.},
  author={Ann L Marqueling and Kelly M Cordoro},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={31 2},
Severe psoriasis is uncommon in children, but when it occurs, can be physically, emotionally and socially disabling. Systemic treatments such as phototherapy, acitretin, methotrexate and cyclosporine have been used to manage severe pediatric psoriasis for decades. Newer biologic agents have demonstrated their effectiveness in adult psoriasis and are accumulating promising data in children. This article discusses the use of these treatments including their indications, efficacy, adverse effects… CONTINUE READING

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