Psoriasis first presenting around an enteral feeding tube in three pediatric patients: an important consideration for timely diagnosis and management.

Pediatric dermatologists may care for patients with percutaneous enteral feeding tubes. Although ostomy complications such as allergic contact and irritant dermatitis are common, psoriasis may be misdiagnosed. We report three novel cases of childhood psoriasis first presenting around an enteral feeding tube site. Localized psoriasis is an important clinical consideration in children with ostomy site eruptions to ensure timely diagnosis and effective management.
AuthorsKristine B Zitelli, Anne W Lucky
JournalPediatric dermatology (Pediatr Dermatol) 2014 Jan-Feb Vol. 31 Issue 1 Pg. 68-72 ISSN: 1525-1470 [Electronic] United States
PMID23937450 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
Copyright© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
  • Cerebral Palsy (complications, diet therapy)
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • DiGeorge Syndrome (complications, diet therapy)
  • Down Syndrome (complications, diet therapy)
  • Enteral Nutrition (adverse effects)
  • Female
  • Gastrostomy (adverse effects)
  • Humans
  • Psoriasis (diagnosis, etiology, therapy)

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