Children's psoriasis is a relatively common skin disease that can have a major impact on growth and development of children. Among children with psoriasis, relative incidence of girls is relatively high. According to surveys, girls are about 50% more likely to have psoriasis than boys. So, what are symptoms when a child has psoriasis? Let's look at symptoms of psoriasis in children.
Children with psoriasis affect not only appearance of skin, but also physical health as well as mental health of child. Most children with psoriasis have a family history of disease, and most will be accompanied by upper respiratory tract infections, especially tonsillitis. As a rule, in children with psoriasis, 2-3 weeks after infection of upper respiratory tract, small rashes appear all over body, similar to prickly heat. Gently scrape off, there are a few silvery white scales on the surface, this kind of psoriasis belongs to "guttitis psoriasis". Due to its sudden and rapid onset, it is also called "eruptive psoriasis".
Psoriasis in children is associated not only with genetic factors, but also with infection, which is main cause. With streptococcal infection, it can cause psoriasis. Most of children had a history of tonsillitis or upper respiratory tract infections prior to onset, half of children had chronic tonsil enlargement, and about 70% of children had a clear family history. Skin lesions in psoriasis in children are mostly common and guttate, joint and nail involvement is rare.
The skin lesions of psoriasis in children are same as in adults, and they also have characteristics of being severe in winter and mild in summer. The initial rash may come and go with a cold or fever. Of course, some children suffer from severe psoriasis, such as pustular psoriasis. The symptoms are same as in adults, but symptoms are often severe and spread throughout body. Tumors of internal organs, etc., if complications occur, harm is very serious, so requires early detection and treatment.
What are symptoms of psoriasis in children? The above are some common symptoms. Since there are many types of psoriasis, symptoms of different types also vary. In children with psoriasis, most common types of psoriasis are psoriasis vulgaris and patchy psoriasis. Regardless of type of psoriasis, once parents discover that their children have psoriasis-like symptoms, they should be checked and diagnosed in time for timely treatment and control.