FIrst guidelines for screening pediatric psoriasis patients for comorbidities

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Takeaway
  • An expert panel created the first set of guidelines for screening pediatric patients with psoriasis for comorbidities.
  • The guidelines will need to be updated as more research becomes available.
Why this matters
  • Psoriasis often begins in childhood, making early identification of comorbidities critical to maintaining optimal health.
  • Research has identified an array of comorbidities associated with adult psoriasis.
Study design
  • Literature review of articles on psoriasis and comorbidities on PubMed from January 1999 through December 2015, which identified 153 manuscripts, 26 involving pediatric patients.
  • A panel including experts convened and used the patient-centered Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT) method to assess the evidence.
  • Funding: National Psoriasis Foundation; Rady Childre...