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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334162/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-treated-with-tnf-inhibitors-in-comparison-to-conventional-agents
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Nawaf Al Mutairi, Dhuha Alrqobah, Nasser Haji Hussain
Association of childhood psoriasis with metabolic syndrome has not been studied well. TNF-alfa contributes to the inflammation seen in metabolic syndrome, and recently etanercept has shown to reduce the levels of inflammatory markers. Assessment of prevalence of metabolic syndrome in juvenile psoriasis patients in Kuwait. We included 236 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis below 18 years treated for at least 24 weeks with TNF inhibitors (Group A), and equal number of age and sex matched cases treated with conventional medications (Group B)...
January 15, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322175/association-of-psoriasis-with-comorbidity-development-in-children-with-psoriasis
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Megha M Tollefson, Holly K Van Houten, Dennis Asante, Xiaoxi Yao, Hilal Maradit Kremers
Importance: Children with psoriasis are at increased risk for comorbidities. Many children with psoriasis are also overweight or obese; it is unknown whether the increased risk of comorbidities in these children is independent of obesity. Objective: To determine the risk of elevated lipid levels (hyperlipidemia/hypertriglyceridemia), hypertension, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, nonalcoholic liver disease, and elevated liver enzyme levels in children with and without psoriasis, after accounting for obesity...
January 10, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315793/mood-changes-with-methotrexate-therapy-for-dermatologic-disease
#3
Trisha Bhat, Carrie C Coughlin
Neurotoxicity and cognitive effects of low-dose methotrexate for rheumatologic disease have often been described, but the neuropsychiatric effects of low-dose methotrexate for cutaneous disease have been underreported in the dermatology literature. We describe two children who experienced mood changes with methotrexate treatment for lichen sclerosus with morphea overlap and psoriasis, with rapid resolution of these symptoms after methotrexate cessation. We also detail possible mechanisms underlying psychiatric changes with methotrexate therapy...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314259/clinical-features-and-nail-clippings-in-52-children-with-psoriasis
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Marjorie Uber, Vânia O Carvalho, Kerstin T Abagge, Renata Robl Imoto, Betina Werner
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Nail clipping, the act of cutting the distal portion of a nail for microscopic analysis, can complement the diagnosis of skin diseases with nail involvement, such as psoriasis. This study aimed to describe histopathologic findings on 81 nails from 52 children and adolescents with skin psoriasis and to determine whether these changes correlated with the severity of skin and nail involvement. METHODS: Children with psoriasis were enrolled in this cross-sectional study to obtain Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) scores...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313933/advancing-paediatric-psoriasis-treatment-options-for-children
#5
EDITORIAL
M Tollefson, D Siegel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247481/pityriasis-rubra-pilaris-algorithms-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
S Roenneberg, T Biedermann
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare inflammatory skin disease that affects men and women of all ages and also children. The clinical appearance of PRP is highly variable, as is the individual prognosis. Therefore, stratifying PRP into six disease subtypes represents a first step to personalized medicine for this rare inflammatory skin disease. The next step should be to associate specific therapeutic strategies with these subtypes of PRP. However, no randomized, controlled trials on the treatment of PRP have been performed...
December 15, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194735/paradoxic-eczema-in-infants-after-heart-transplantation
#7
Stephanie R Jackson Cullison, Elaine C Siegfried
New-onset psoriasis in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor inhibitors is well recognized in children and adults. We describe three children who underwent cardiac transplantation and developed an analogous form of paradoxic eczema occurring 2-48 months after starting systemic tacrolimus, a drug widely used topically to treat eczema. Anecdotal reports and our experience suggest that tacrolimus taper with alternative systemic antirejection immunosuppressant may lead to skin clearance. Pending additional insight, treatment should include optimizing skin barrier function, minimizing microbial and allergic triggers, and coordinating care to choose the best-tolerated systemic immunosuppressant regimen at the lowest effective dose...
December 1, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193624/management-of-childhood-psoriasis-in-france-a-national-survey-among-general-practitioners-pediatricians-and-dermatologists
#8
Emmanuel Mahé, Anne-Claire Bursztejn, Alice Phan, Florence Corgibet, Alain Beauchet
Psoriasis affects 0.5-2% of children. Severe forms required use of systemic treatments. Few studies are published on efficiency and tolerance of systemic treatments in children. We conducted a survey in France to better understand management of children with psoriasis. A survey on childhood psoriasis management was sent by e-mail to GPs, pediatricians, and dermatologists. The survey included 384 physicians. Respectively 53.1%, 49.8%, and 83.3% of GPs, pediatricians, and dermatologists declare to have seen at least one child with psoriasis during the 3 previous months...
November 28, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186241/clinical-features-of-von-zumbusch-type-of-generalized-pustular-psoriasis-in-children-a-retrospective-study-of-26-patients-in-southwestern-china
#9
Qian Wang, Wei Liu, Lixia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis is a rare variant of psoriasis in children. It can occur in patients with or without psoriasis vulgaris. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to discuss the precipitating factors, clinical manifestations, laboratory data and therapy of von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis in children from southwestern China and to improve the diagnosis and treatment level. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for inpatients aged 14 years old or less with von Zumbusch type of generalized pustular psoriasis in our department from 2005 to 2014...
May 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146007/-psoriatic-arthritis-in-france-from-infants-to-the-elderly-findings-from-two-cross-sectional-multicenter-studies
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A Galezowski, F Maccari, S Hadj-Rabia, M-L Sigal, A Phan, M Lahfa, A-C Bursztejn, H Barthélémy, F Boralévi, Z Reguiai, C Chiavérini, E Estève, E Bourrat, M Ruer-Mulard, A Beauchet, E Mahé
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis affects 20-30% of patients with psoriasis. Few epidemiological data are available in France about its prevalence and its association with skin lesions and comorbidities. OBJECTIVES: To assess the epidemiological aspects and the risk factors for psoriatic arthritis in children and adults in France. METHODS: Two cross-sectional studies were conducted in France in children (χ-Psocar, 23 pediatric dermatology centers belonging to the SFDP, 1 year) and adults (Resopsocar, 29 dermatology centers belonging to GEM RESOPSO, 4 months) to study the link between psoriasis and cardiovascular and metabolic comorbidities...
November 13, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144382/treatment-approaches-to-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis
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REVIEW
Paolo Gisondi, Micol Del Giglio, Giampiero Girolomoni
Psoriasis is a common disease, which has a considerable impact on patients and the health care system. Treatment approaches to the disease may be various because some issues are not definitely addressed. Moreover, the therapeutic paradigms are continuously changing because of the recent approval of new treatments for psoriasis such as interleukin (IL)-17 inhibitors and apremilast. In this review, the factors influencing psoriasis severity, the indications for systemic treatments, the overall parameters to be considered in the treatment choice, life style interventions, and the recommendations for the use, screening, and monitoring of systemic therapies available including acitretin, cyclosporine, methotrexate, apremilast, adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, secukinumab, ixekizumab, and ustekinumab are discussed...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127996/highlights-in-immune-response-microbiome-and-precision-medicine-in-allergic-disease-and-asthma
#12
EDITORIAL
Milena Sokolowska, Cezmi A Akdis
Several recent key findings in immunology of allergic diseases that have led to a need of reassessment of our current thinking are reviewed in this issue of the journal. Recently developed strong evidence on the role of hygiene hypothesis in protection from allergic disease and its immune mechanisms is reviewed by Ober et al. The authors pointed out immunologic mechanisms of lower prevalence of asthma and allergic sensitization observed among Amish children living on traditional farms with higher endotoxin levels as compared to Hutterite children living on industrialized farms...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124712/safety-and-efficacy-of-phototherapy-in-the-management-of-eczema
#13
Annalisa Patrizi, Beatrice Raone, Giulia Maria Ravaioli
Atopic Dermatitis (AD), a common skin disease, can occur in patients of all age, gender and ethnicity. It is an inflammatory affection, characterized by chronic and highly debilitating behavior. First-line interventions against AD include environmental measures and topical emollients, corticosteroids or calcineurin inhibitors. When these measures are not sufficient, phototherapy represents an efficient second-line option of treatment; it can be administered on its own, or in the most severe cases combined with systemic medicaments such as corticosteroids...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106713/a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-psoriasis-in-adults-and-children-evidence-from-studies-with-a-primary-aim-to-develop-or-validate-diagnostic-criteria
#14
REVIEW
E Burden-Teh, R C Phillips, K S Thomas, S Ratib, D Grindlay, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of psoriasis in adults and children is made clinically, for both patient management and the selection of participants in research. Diagnostic criteria provide a structure for clinical assessment, which in turn helps standardise patient recruitment into clinical trials and case definitions in observational studies. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to identify and critically appraise the published studies to date that had a primary research aim to develop or validate diagnostic criteria for psoriasis...
November 6, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105621/adalimumab-etanercept-and-ustekinumab-for-treating-plaque-psoriasis-in-children-and-young-people-systematic-review-and-economic-evaluation
#15
Ana Duarte, Teumzghi Mebrahtu, Pedro Saramago Goncalves, Melissa Harden, Ruth Murphy, Stephen Palmer, Nerys Woolacott, Mark Rodgers, Claire Rothery
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that predominantly affects the skin. Adalimumab (HUMIRA®, AbbVie, Maidenhead, UK), etanercept (Enbrel®, Pfizer, New York, NY, USA) and ustekinumab (STELARA®, Janssen Biotech, Inc., Titusville, NJ, USA) are the three biological treatments currently licensed for psoriasis in children. OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab within their respective licensed indications for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in children and young people...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101009/uveitis-and-juvenile-psoriatic-arthritis-or-psoriasis
#16
MULTICENTER STUDY
Sherveen S Salek, Archana Pradeep, Catherine Guly, Athimalaipet V Ramanan, James T Rosenbaum
PURPOSE: To describe the phenotype of the uveitis that accompanies juvenile psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis. DESIGN: Observational case series. METHODS: Setting: Two university-based referral clinics: 1 in England, 1 in the United States. STUDY POPULATION: Five children with uveitis and psoriatic arthritis and 1 with uveitis and psoriasis Observational Procedure: Retrospective chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographics of subjects such as age and sex; description of ocular and joint disease; surgical and other complications; medical treatment...
January 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098909/efficacy-and-safety-of-acitretin-monotherapy-in-children-with-pustular-psoriasis-results-from-15-cases-and-a-literature-review
#17
Pingjiao Chen, Changxing Li, Rujun Xue, Huiheng Chen, Xin Tian, Kang Zeng, Xibao Zhang, Jingyao Liang
BACKGROUND: There is a few evidence-based information regarding the efficacy and safety of acitretin treatment in children with pustular psoriasis (PP). OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to provide an additional evidence for this field. METHODS: A retrospective study was undertaken for 15 children with PP, received acitretin in doses of 0.6-1.0 mg/kg/day for 4-6 weeks, the transition dose in 0.2-0.4mg/kg/day for 4-6 weeks and maintenance dose of 0...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048098/central-obesity-in-children-with-psoriasis
#18
Lucia Guidolin, Marco Borin, Elena Fontana, Francesca Caroppo, Stefano Piaserico, Anna Belloni Fortina
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044698/methotrexate-treatment-in-a-case-of-juvenile-pityriasis-rubra-pilaris
#19
Anne H Boyd, Ingrid C Polcari
An 8-year-old boy who was initially diagnosed with plaque psoriasis failed management with topical therapies and skin biopsy confirmed the suspected diagnosis of juvenile pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP). Pityriasis rubra pilaris is a rare inflammatory disorder of the skin characterized by follicular keratotic papules coalescing into plaques, along with palmoplantar keratoderma. Treatment modalities include topical and systemic therapies, although previous studies have not shown much benefit with methotrexate in children...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022425/biologics-in-pediatric-psoriasis-efficacy-and-safety
#20
Sunil Dogra, Rahul Mahajan
Introduction Childhood psoriasis is a special situation that is a management challenge for the treating dermatologist. As is the situation with traditional systemic agents, which are commonly used in managing severe psoriasis in children, the biologics are being increasingly used in the recalcitrant disease despite limited data on long term safety. Areas covered - We performed an extensive literature search to collect evidence-based data on the use of biologics in pediatric psoriasis. The relevant literature published from 2000 to September 2017 was obtained from PubMed, using the MeSH words 'biologics', 'biologic response modifiers' or 'treatment of pediatric/childhood psoriasis'...
October 12, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
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