Pustular Psoriasis Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Clay J Cockerell, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is pustular psoriasis?

What are the types of pustular psoriasis?

What are the variants of pustular psoriasis?

What causes pustular psoriasis?

What are the risk factors for pustular psoriasis?

What is the prevalence of pustular psoriasis?

What are the racial predilections of pustular psoriasis?

What are the sexual predilections of pustular psoriasis?

Which age group has the highest prevalence of pustular psoriasis?

What is the prognosis of pustular psoriasis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pustular psoriasis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of pustular psoriasis?

What are the possible complications of pustular psoriasis?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pustular psoriasis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of pustular psoriasis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of pustular psoriasis?

Treatment

How is pustular psoriasis treated?

What are the first-line therapies for the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

What are the second-line therapies for the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

What is the role of IL-1 receptor antagonists in the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

What is the role of tocilizumab in the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

How is pustular psoriasis treated during pregnancy?

What is the role of PUVA in the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

What is the role of narrow-band UV-B phototherapy in the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

What is the role of retinoid in phototherapy for the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

When is inpatient care indicated in the treatment of pustular psoriasis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with pustular psoriasis?

Guidelines

What are the American Academy of Dermatology and the National Psoriasis Foundation guidelines on the management and treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy?