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Acitretin is a safe treatment option for infantile pustular psoriasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18608713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare type of psoriasis and is considered the most severe variant. Infantile pustular psoriasis (IPP) is a very rare form of GPP. Severe IPP may be difficult to control and is complicated by bacterial superinfection, dehydration, and sepsis. Herein, a 2.5-month-old infant with IPP is presented, who was successfully treated with systemic retinoid therapy, which appears to be a safe and effective option for this challenging pustular eruption of childhood.
Sibel Ergin; Sibel Ersoy-Evans; Sedef Sahin; Ozay Ozkaya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of dermatological treatment     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1471-1753     ISO Abbreviation:  J Dermatolog Treat     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-18     Completed Date:  2009-02-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918133     Medline TA:  J Dermatolog Treat     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departments of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Acitretin / administration & dosage*
Administration, Oral
Drug Therapy, Combination
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
Keratolytic Agents / administration & dosage*
Prednisolone / administration & dosage
Psoriasis / drug therapy*,  pathology
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 0/Keratolytic Agents; 50-24-8/Prednisolone; 55079-83-9/Acitretin

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