Psoriasis in a patient with neurofibromatosis.

Celebi S., Kilic S. Ş. , Okan M.

The Turkish journal of pediatrics, vol.41, no.4, pp.545-9, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : The Turkish journal of pediatrics
  • Page Numbers: pp.545-9


A seven-year-old hoy with neurofibromatosis who developed scalp psoriasis is presented. The clinical evaluation of the patient revealed multiple cafe au lait spots, axillary freckling, bilateral Lisch nodules and a psoriatic plaque on his scalp. Though there is no known direct relationship between neurofibromatosis and psoriasis, one is suggested in this patient, possibly related to a common genetic defect.