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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
CHAVES, Yuri Nogueira et al. Childhood pustular psoriasis: case report. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.6, pp.899-902. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000600020.
Generalized pustulous psoriasis is a rare type of psoriasis first described in 1910 by Von Zumbusch. This disease tends to have a more benign development in children when compared to its development in adults. However, in its serious form it may represent a risk to the patient's life. Maybe, due to being such a rare disease no therapeutic option has so far consistently proved to be both effective and safe. Isolated reports suggest that retinoid is the best choice of drug in these cases. However, it is difficult to manage this drug in early infancy. The present report describes a serious case of this rare disease in an infant with a satisfactory response and good tolerance to the use of dapsone.
Keywords : Child; Dapsone; Psoriasis; Therapeutics.