One-third of psoriasis cases begin in the pediatric years, and onset is most common during adolescence for the chronic, multisystem, inflammatory skin disease that causes the skin to develop new skin cells too rapidly. That’s why the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) are releasing guidelines to help ensure that pediatric psoriasis patients receive the best possible treatment and care.

The joint AAD/NPF ‘Guidelines of Care for the Management and Treatment of Psoriasis in Pediatric Patients,’ were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.