We are still trying to understand what causes Ped PsO, but evidence suggests that there is a genetic link. In fact, 72% of children with psoriasis have at least one immediate relative with the condition.
Once thought of and treated as a skin disease, it is now known that psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. This means that your child's immune system, which usually protects against infection, mistakenly attacks healthy tissues in your child's body. Psoriasis is a chronic (long-term) disease of the immune system that causes patches of inflamed (reddened) skin covered with silvery-white scales, which are referred to as "plaques."
Thirty three percent of people with psoriasis develop it in the first 20 years of life. Ped PsO affects boys and girls in equal numbers and affects children 17 years of age and younger.
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