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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

Print version ISSN 0365-0596On-line version ISSN 1806-4841

Abstract

NAVROTSKI, Beatriz Regina de Fatima; NIHI, Francielle Melina; CAMILLERI, Michael Joseph  and  CERCI, Felipe Bochnia. Wet wrap dressings as a rescue therapy option for erythrodermic psoriasis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2018, vol.93, n.4, pp.598-600. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/abd1806-4841.20186414.

Wet wrap dressings provide an ancillary treatment option for erythrodermic patients. Wet wrap therapy consists of the application of topical corticosteroids on all affected surfaces, followed by the application of a warm moist cotton cloth with a dry cotton cloth on top. The advantages of this procedure include its safety, as well as the prompt and marked improvement of the erythroderma. For erythrodermic psoriasis, wet wrap dressings can serve as an important rescue therapy option. The purpose of this study is to report a case series of seven patients with erythrodermic psoriasis that responded promptly to wet wrap therapy prior to the initiation of systemic treatment.

Keywords : Administration, topical; Corticosteroids; Glucocorticoids; Psoriasis; Therapeutics.

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