Psoriasis in infancy: Therapy with calcipotriene ointment

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Psoriasis in infancy is often more therapeutically challenging than atopic and seborrheic dermatitis. The generalized nature of psoriasis and the intensity of inflammation often reduce the efficacy of topical corticosteroids. Furthermore, involvement of intertriginous skin and the presence of scalp disease limit the potency of the topical steroids that can be prescribed. We report on an infant treated with topical calcipotriene for infantile psoriasis who experienced greater benefit than he had with standard corticosteroid medications. Laboratory testing for calcium metabolism was normal during the course of therapy. We conclude that calcipotriene can be a safe and effective therapy for psoriasis in early infancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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