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FIGUEIRAS, Daniela de Almeida et al. Linear psoriasis: case report on three year old child. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2015, vol.90, n.3, suppl.1, pp.194-196. ISSN 0365-0596.

Atypical and unusual locations of psoriasis are very frequent. However, localized linear psoriasis is rare, with few cases described in the literature. It is characterized by a linear distribution of psoriasis lesions along Blaschko lines. We report the case of a three years old child, who presented unilateral erythematous scaly plaques arranged along Blaschko lines in the left hemithorax, with no associated symptoms and no lesions in other parts of the body. The differentiation of linear psoriasis from other linear dermatoses is not easy. The combination of a thorough history, a careful examination of the skin and histopathology are essential to ensure the correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Keywords : Child; Nevus; Psoriasis.

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