Pustular psoriasis is a type of psoriasis in which pustules, rather than red, scaly patches, are its clinical hallmark. These psoriasis pustules are ‘sterile’, meaning they are not produced by a bacterial or viral infection. The pustules can be scattered over much of the skin surface, but more often are entirely localized to the palms and soles.
To develop a better understanding of this uncommon and often severe variant of psoriasis, a consortium of dermatologists from all over Europe and Asia pooled their data on 863 patients. Somewhat surprisingly, they found that many patients also had the more common, plaque-type psoriasis on other parts of their skin. Pustular psoriasis was more frequently seen in females than males and tended to occur later in life than classic plaque type psoriasis.
Many of the patients in this large cohort also had diabetes and high blood pressure. [Read more…] about 2018 IID Meeting Update: New Insights Into Pustular Psoriasis