2016, Number 3
Dermatología Cosmética, Médica y Quirúrgica 2016; 14 (3)
Lacy-Niebla RM, Poletti-Vázquez ED, Aguilar DA
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ABSTRACTIn terms of treatment childhood psoriasis represents a problem for dermatologists all over the world. Systemic therapies are indicated in children with moderate to severe psoriasis and topical treatments are widely used. Nevertheless, there is concern about the safety of ultraviolet radiation therapy used to treat psoriasis in young patients, because of the chronic deleterious effects on the skin and the consequent increased risk of photocarcinogenesis. Because of the lack of evidence, the use of ultraviolet radiation to treat infantile psoriasis is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (fda), but the guidelines of therapy for psoriasis available in the English literature support the use of phototherapy with narrow band ultraviolet b radiation (nb-uvb) as a safe modality in treating selected psoriasis young patients.