Nov 2018 Supplemental Issue Pediatric Dermatology

Psoriasis vulgaris in an obese boy

Kun A. Yunanto, Nurelly N. Waspodo, Farida Tabri, Faridha Ilyas, Sri Rimayani

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease with complex interplay between genetic and environment factors. Psoriasis in children is very rare, it needs more attention and good handling because it may affect the quality of life of children both physically and psychologically. Increasing epidemiological evidence suggests that patients with psoriasis may be more obese compared with the general population. The exact mechanism underlying the association between psoriasis and obesity is uncertain. However it was theorized that adipocyte elaboration of pro-inflammatory cytokines may exacerbate psoriasis.

A Case of a 9 year old Male with Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica

Katrina Marie Macandog Salvosa, MD, Maria Rosa Noliza F. Encarnacion, MD, Milali T. Torres, MD, FPDS, Elizabeth Prieto, MD, FPDS

Pityriasis Lichenoides Chronica (PLC) is a chronic, non-communicable, skin disease that affects all racial and ethnic groups in all geographic regions. It is more common in children and young adults with a male predominance of 1.5:1 to 3:1.

Diffuse cutaneous bullous mastocytosis in a Filipino girl: a case report

Elisabeth Ryan, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS

Cutaneous Mastocytosis is characterized by a pathological increase and activation of mast cells in various tissues, particularly in the skin. It is the most common type of mastocytosis occurring in children. Bullous mastocytosis is a very rare variant with onset usually in the first year of life. It has a reserved prognosis with risk of systemic involvement, shock, and sudden death.

A Case of Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex in a 13-year-old Filipino Girl: Case Report

Elisabeth Ryan, MD1, Roy Lawrence S. Paredes, MD1, Clarisse G. Mendoza, MD, FPDS2

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by fragility of the skin and mucous membranes, manifested by blistering with little or no trauma. There are three subtypes: EB Simplex, Junctional EB, and Dystrophic EB. Each type of EB has its own specific genetic defect.