The consensus among dermatologists is that 40% of all PRP cases are Juvenile Onset. Let’s take a closer look at the three types of Juvenile Onset PRP.
Classical Juvenile Onset PRP (Type 3)
✽ Usually occurs between the ages of 5 and 10
✽ Accounts for about 10 percent of all cases of PRP
✽ Remission can occur sooner than Classic Adult Onset, Type 1
✽ Average duration of Type 3 is one year
✽ Odds: One in 4 million
Circumscribed Juvenile Onset PRP (Type 4)
✽ Occurs in pre-pubertal children
✽ Usually confined to palms, soles, knees and elbows
✽ Accounts for about 25 percent of all cases of PRP
✽ Occurs in pre-pubertal children (age less than 14)
✽ Not a long-term affliction
✽ Odds: One in 1.6 million
Atypical Juvenile Onset PRP (Type 5)
✽ Occurs at birth or early in childhood, sometimes inherited
✽ Accounts for about five percent of all cases of PRP
✽ Most cases of “familial PRP” belong to this group.
✽ Runs a chronic, long-term duration
✽ Odds: One in 8 million.