Association between obesity and pediatric psoriasis

Manrup K. Hunjan, Hilal Maradit Kremers, Christine Lohse, Megha Tollefson

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Obese children are at higher risk of developing psoriasis, and obesity severity is correlated with psoriasis severity. The relationship between obesity and pediatric psoriasis was explored in a well-defined population. Obesity and psoriasis coexist at diagnosis, but it is likely that obesity commonly precedes psoriasis in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e304-e305
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018


  • children
  • obesity
  • psoriasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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