Juvenile psoriasis: a case report

Ishwarya S, Revathi Shree R, Bharathi K, Savitri M. Nerune, Manimaran D


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory immunologically mediated dermatoses characterized by erythematous plaque covered by loosely adherent scales. Psoriasis in children is a rare entity which may lead to psychological impairment and complications, hence early recognition and management of psoriasis in children is crucial. Here we present a case of 2 year old boy with multiple erythematous scaly plaques over lower back, gluteal region, elbows, knees and lower legs. Biopsy from gluteal region showed microscopic features of psoriasis. This case is presented here to highlight the importance of early recognition and management of juvenile psoriasis.


Psoriasis, Children, Juvenile psoriasis

Full Text:



Manoharan R, Thomas J, Raneesha PK, Ragavi S, Manoharan D, Cynthia S. A study of childhood psoriasis. Indian J Pediatr Dermatol. 2013;14:23-5.

Dogra S, Kaur I. Childhood psoriasis. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2010;76:357-65.

Weedon D. Childhood psoriasis. In: Weedon D, eds. Weedon’s Skin Pathology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier; 2010:72.

Sandhipan Dhar, Raghubir Banerjee, Nilesh Agarwal, Sharmila Chatterjee, Rajib Malakar. Psoriasis in children: an insight. Indian J Dermatol. 2011 May-Jun;56(3):262-5.

Kumar B, Jain R, Sandhu K, Kaur I, Handa S. Epidemiology of childhood psoriasis: a study of 419 patients from northern India. Int J Dermatol. 2004;43:654-8.