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Pustular Psoriasis (cont.)

Pustular Psoriasis Pictures

Media file 1: Pustular psoriasis. Note the clearly defined, raised bumps on the skin that are filled with pus (pustules). The skin under and around these bumps is red.
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Media file 2: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, a type of pustular psoriasis that appears on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet.
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Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Elma Baron, MD, Assistant Professor in Dermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University.

Editors: Dirk M Elston, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; William D James, MD, Program Director, Vice-Chair, Paul R Gross Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

REFERENCES:

Umezawa, Y., et al. "Therapeutic Guidelines for the Treatment of Generalized Pustular Psoriasis (GPP) Based on a Proposed Classification of Disease Severity." Arch Dermatol Res 295 (2003): S43-S54.

Viguier, M., et al. "Efficacy and safety of tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in acute generalized pustular psoriasis." Arch Dermatol 148.12 Dec. 2012: 1423-1425.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/8/2014

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