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Pediatric pustular psoriasis responsive to cyclosporine bridged to etanercept: A treatment approach

  • Author(s): Georgesen, Corey;
  • Wildman, Horatio;
  • Wang, Xuan;
  • Magro, Cynthia
  • et al.
Abstract

Pustular psoriasis occurs rarely in children but can present with acute toxicity requiring inpatient admission. For the best approach, medical providers should have an evidence based and systematic treatment algorithm in their armamentarium. Toillustrate this point, we describe a 13-year-old girl who was admitted with generalized pustular psoriasis and who responded dramatically to “wet wrap” therapy and cyclosporine bridged to etanercept. Using this case example, we highlight the three most important considerations in any patient with new onset pustularpsoriasis: avoidance of disease complications, acute “rescue” therapy, and maintenance therapy.

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