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Undiagnosed acrodermatitis continua leading to amputations of the distal phalanxes

Authors


: Zahra Mirfeizi, Department of Rheumatology, Emam Reza hospital, Mashhad, Iran. Email: zmirfeizi@yahoo.com

Abstract

Acrodermatitis continua is a localized pustular psoriasis which usually affects the extremities. We report the case of a 79-year-old patient presenting with osteolysis of the distal phalanxes of the hands. Some pustules were noted on the finger pulps. A skin biopsy led to the diagnosis of acrodermatitis continua.

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