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Clinical comparison of psoriasis in Korean adults and children: correlation with serum anti-streptolysin O titers.

Authors
Kim, SK; Kang, HY; Kim, YC; Lee, ES
Citation
Archives of dermatological research, 302(4):295-299, 2010
Journal Title
Archives of dermatological research
ISSN
0340-36961432-069X
Abstract
Psoriasis is a relatively common disorder in children and can be triggered by an upper respiratory tract infection. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical features of psoriasis in children and adult. In addition, we evaluated the relationship between anti-streptolysin O (ASO) titers and the clinical features of psoriasis. A total of 30 childhood psoriasis patients and 30 adult psoriasis patients were evaluated. Childhood psoriasis had a facial predominance when compared with the adult psoriasis. The childhood psoriasis patients with high ASO titers had guttate psoriasis more frequently than patients with normal ASO titers. In children with plaque-type psoriasis, psoriasis area and severity index score was increased in the high ASO titer group than normal ASO titer group. In conclusion, if the children with psoriasis show increased ASO titer, the physician should pay attention to the worsening of the psoriasis. Furthermore, early treatment of streptococcal infections might be beneficial in childhood psoriasis.
MeSH terms
AdultAge FactorsAntibodies/metabolismBacterial Proteins/immunologyChildDisease ProgressionFace/microbiologyFace/pathologyFemaleHumansKoreaMaleMiddle AgedPsoriasis/bloodPsoriasis/etiologyPsoriasis/immunologyPsoriasis/pathologyPsoriasis/physiopathology*Respiratory Tract Infections/bloodRespiratory Tract Infections/complicationsRespiratory Tract Infections/immunologyRespiratory Tract Infections/pathologyRespiratory Tract Infections/physiopathology*Streptococcal Infections/bloodStreptococcal Infections/complicationsStreptococcal Infections/immunologyStreptococcal Infections/pathologyStreptococcal Infections/physiopathology*Streptococcus/immunology*Streptococcus/pathogenicityStreptolysins/immunology
DOI
10.1007/s00403-009-1025-8
PMID
20063005
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강, 희영김, 유찬이, 은소
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