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Childhood Generalized Pustular Psoriasis: Successful Treatment with Isotretinoin

Authors

  • HANI AL-SHOBAILI M.B.B.S.,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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  • SULTAN AL-KHENAIZAN M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., D.A.B.D.

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Address correspondence to Hani Al-Shobaili, M.D., Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, P.O. Box 285883, Riyadh 11323, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, or e-mail: hanisat@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  Generalized pustular psoriasis is a rare form of psoriasis that is characterized by the eruption of sterile pustules. Because of the concern of the long term teratogenetic effect of acitretin in females of childbearing age, we treated a 16-year-old girl with pustular psoriasis with isotretinoin with excellent outcome.

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