A case of pustular psoriasis in a young boy / Meera Kuppusamy and Tarita Taib.

Kuppusamy, Meera and Taib, Tarita (2017) A case of pustular psoriasis in a young boy / Meera Kuppusamy and Tarita Taib. Journal of Clinical and Health Science, 2 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0127 – 984X


We report a case of a 13-year-old boy who presented with acute onset of generalised erythematous skin and patchy areas of pustules for one week duration. He was well until one month ago when he started having small scaly plaques on his scalp and extensors of his legs. During the acute episode, he also had joint pain and bilateral conjunctivitis. Skin biopsy confirmed pustular psoriasis. He developed leucocytosis and transaminitis during the acute phase of the pustular eruption while on acitretin, which was then withheld. Subsequently, treatment with oral cyclosporine induced remission of his skin and joint disease. The case is hereby reported because of rarity of presentation and clinical features. Oral cyclosporine should be considered in patients with generalised pustular psoriasis complicated with transaminitis.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Kuppusamy, MeeraUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: R Medicine > RL Dermatology
R Medicine > RL Dermatology > Skin manifestations of systemic disease
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Health Science
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences
ISSN: 0127 – 984X
Volume: 2
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-4
Official URL: https://jchs-medicine.uitm.edu.my/images/manuscrip...
Item ID: 30067
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, cyclosporine, treatment effectiveness
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/30067


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