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Pustular psoriasis

Patrick T Walsh, Padraic G Fallon
The recently discovered interleukin (IL)-36 family of cytokines form part of the broader IL-1 family and are emerging as important mediators of inflammatory disease. The IL-36 subfamily consists of three ligands-IL-36α, IL-36β, and IL-36γ-and the natural antagonist IL-36Ra. The cytokines exert their effects through a specific IL-36 receptor consisting of IL-36R and IL-1RAcP chains. IL-36 cytokines can direct both innate and adaptive immune responses by acting on parenchymal, stromal, and specific immune cell subsets...
October 26, 2016: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Sunil Dogra, Rahul Mahajan, Tarun Narang, Sanjeev Handa
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the use of cyclosporine (CYC) in the treatment of childhood psoriasis is meager. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of all psoriasis patients aged less than 18 years and treated with systemic CYC at our institute were retrieved. Clinical status of patients was assessed at regular intervals and response to therapy was graded as good (50-75% decrease in PASI) and excellent (>75% decrease). Laboratory investigations to detect CYC-induced toxicity were done at regular intervals...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
Robert Bissonnette, Judilyn Fuentes-Duculan, Shunya Mashiko, Xuan Li, Kathleen M Bonifacio, Inna Cueto, Mayte Suárez-Fariñas, Catherine Maari, Chantal Bolduc, Simon Nigen, Marika Sarfati, James G Krueger
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis (PPPP) is a variant of psoriasis, which has significant negative impact on quality of life. The cellular and molecular inflammatory pathways involved in PPPP have not been well studied. OBJECTIVE: Study the expression of cytokines and chemokines involved in the IL-17/IL-23 axis in palmoplantar pustular psoriasis and other difficult to treat psoriasis areas (palms, scalp, elbows and lower legs). METHODS: Skin biopsies were performed on a total of 80 patients with PPPP, non-pustular palmoplantar psoriasis (NPPPP), or psoriasis located on elbows, knees and scalp as well as 10 healthy subjects...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
Ai Matsumoto, Mayumi Komine, Masaru Karakawa, Megumi Kishimoto, Mamitaro Ohtsuki
We report a case of a 70-year-old woman with generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) who responded well to infliximab therapy and adalimumab therapy after secondary failure of infliximab therapy, but did not respond to ustekinumab therapy. We speculate that the pathogenic factor in this case favored anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α therapy to anti-interleukin-12/23 therapy. Herein, we also briefly present three additional cases of treatment with adalimumab after secondary failure of infliximab. GPP is often difficult to treat, and no placebo-controlled trials have been conducted to guide the use of biologics against it because of a paucity of cases...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Hidehisa Saeki, Hidemi Nakagawa, Ko Nakajo, Taeko Ishii, Yoji Morisaki, Takehiro Aoki, Gregory S Cameron, Olawale O Osuntokun
Psoriasis, a chronic, immune-mediated skin disease characterized by red, scaly plaques, affects approximately 0.3% of the population in Japan. The aim of this open-label study was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of ixekizumab, a humanized, anti-interleukin-17A monoclonal antibody, in Japanese patients with plaque psoriasis (n = 78, including 11 psoriatic arthritis), erythrodermic psoriasis (n = 8) and generalized pustular psoriasis (n = 5). Ixekizumab was administrated s.c. at baseline (week 0, 160 mg), from weeks 2 to 12 (80 mg every 2 weeks), and from weeks 16 to 52 (80 mg every 4 weeks)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Stefano Caccavale, Tobia Caccavale, Maddalena La Montagna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
Fedra Ciccarelli, Massimo De Martinis, Maria Maddalena Sirufo, Lia Ginaldi
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors revolutionized the management of patients affected by autoimmune diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and psoriasis. The biologic agents targeted to block TNF-α such as infliximab, adalimumab, certulizumab pegol, etanercept, and golimumab, have a good safety profile; however, with increasing, broader, and prolonged use, patients could be exposed to an increased risk of adverse reactions including a wide spectrum of dermatological conditions of different etiology and morphology...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Philip R Cohen
BACKGROUND:  Bullous impetigo results from Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) release of exfoliative toxins type A and type B thatresults in flaccid, easily ruptured, bullae in the upper layers of the epidermis.  Physiologic, gestation-associated, and incidental skin changes can occur in pregnancy.  Blisters in pregnant women can occur secondary to either common skin disorders orspecific dermatoses of pregnancy. PURPOSE:  To describe a pregnant woman with bullous impetigo and review bullous conditions in pregnant women...
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Jee Woong Choi, Bo Ri Kim, Eunmi Seo, Sang Woong Youn
There are no detailed studies of the prevalence of nail psoriasis and clinical characteristics of psoriatic nail involvement, including nail features associated with disease severity. Therefore, we designed a study to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of psoriatic nail involvement in patients with psoriasis and determine the relationship between psoriatic nail features and severity of nail psoriasis and cutaneous psoriasis. The Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) was used for evaluation of the severity of nail lesions...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
Sarah L Greig
Brodalumab (Lumicef(®)) is a human monoclonal immunoglobulin G antibody that is being developed by Kyowa Hakko Kirin in Japan, where it has been approved for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, psoriatic arthritis, pustular psoriasis and psoriatic erythroderma. Brodalumab binds with high affinity to interleukin (IL)-17 receptor A, thereby inhibiting several pro-inflammatory cytokines from the IL-17 family. Regulatory applications for brodalumab in plaque psoriasis are also under review in the USA, EU and Canada...
September 2016: Drugs
Toshifumi Takahashi, Noriki Fujimoto, Miho Kabuto, Takeshi Nakanishi, Toshihiro Tanaka
Loss-of-function mutations of the IL36RN gene, encoding interleukin-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36Ra), have been reported as major pathogenic causes of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP), especially in cases lacking previous histories of psoriasis vulgaris. Palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP), which is traditionally included among GPP-related diseases, has a controversial association with IL36RN. While a negative view about the said association has been recently published from Europe, variations of the IL36RN gene show great ethnic differences...
August 20, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
J Lu, Y Ding, X Yi, J Zheng
T lymphocytes are important in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, and increasing evidence indicates that B cells also play an important role. The mechanisms of action, however, remain unclear. We evaluated the ratios of CD19+ B cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 157 patients with psoriasis (65 patients with psoriasis vulgaris, 32 patients with erythrodermic psoriasis, 30 patients with arthropathic psoriasis, and 30 patients with pustular psoriasis) and 35 healthy controls (HCs). Ratios of CD19+ B cells in skin lesions were compared with non-lesions in 7 erythrodermic psoriasis patients...
August 15, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
Aoibheann Flynn, Naomi Burke, Bridgette Byrne, Noreen Gleeson, Bairbre Wynne, Louise Barnes
Generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy is a rare dermatosis with potential serious consequences for both the mother and fetus. Treatment is difficult and historically steroids were the mainstay of treatment. Cyclosporin has been used for a few cases resistant to steroids. We report our own experience of two cases of generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy. Cases of generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy need review by a dermatologist with experience of skin disorders in pregnancy. Both the fetus and mother need to be monitored closely when systemic illness occurs, as there is a risk of stillbirth...
June 2016: Obstetric Medicine
Leena Chularojanamontri, Chanisada Wongpraparut, Narumol Silpa-Archa, Pichanee Chaweekulrat
Although studies regarding prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Asian psoriatic patients are limited and show varying results, a previous report describes a significant increase in prevalence of MS in Thai psoriatic patients, as compared with rates in the general population. However, no significant association between MS and psoriasis severity using the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) was found, which differs from the findings of Korean and Japanese studies. This study aimed at re-evaluating the association between MS and psoriasis severity in Thai patients using current assessment (PASI) and chronological assessment (historical course and interventions)...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
E Papadavid, P Katsimbri, I Kapniari, D Koumaki, A Karamparpa, M Dalamaga, K Tzannis, D Βoumpas, D Rigopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence and its clinical characteristics of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in a specialized psoriasis clinic of a University Hospital. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 278 patients with psoriasis were evaluated between 2011 and 2013. RESULTS: The study included 278 patients with psoriasis: 144 (52%) were male and 134 (48%) female. Their median age was 51.41 with median psoriasis presenting age of 34.52 years...
August 10, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Corinne Maiolo, Samuel M Kwok, Christopher Ross, Jan Ibbetson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: JAAD Case Reports
Hyo Sang Song, Sang Jin Kim, Tae-In Park, Yong Hyun Jang, Eun-So Lee
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous pustular disorders include generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP). OBJECTIVE: To identify differences between GPP and AGEP, here we immunohistochemically evaluated interleukin (IL)-36 and the IL-23/Th17 axis. METHODS: This retrospective comparative immunohistochemical study was completed using 11 biopsies of 11 cases of GPP and 11 biopsies of 11 cases of AGEP. Through staining with the anti-IL-36-alpha (IL-36α), anti-IL-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36Ra), anti-nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NF-κB), anti-IL-23, anti-IL-17, and anti-IL-8 antibodies, main expression location and intensity were visualized in the epidermis and dermis...
August 2016: Annals of Dermatology
Sami K Saikaly, Monica Mattes
Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare form of childhood psoriasis, often requiring systemic therapy, which is challenging as there is a paucity of randomized controlled trials and standardized guidelines. Biologic agents have been used in adults and in pediatric plaque psoriasis, but evidence regarding their efficacy in pediatric GPP has slowly become available. The objective of this study is to summarize and compare the efficacy and safety of biologic agents, such as etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab, in the treatment of pediatric GPP...
2016: Curēus
Nobuko Tabata, Hideka Yoshizawa
Generalized pustular lesions characterized by acute onset with fever occur in pustulosis acuta generalisata, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, and generalized pustular psoriasis. In the present report, we describe a pediatric case of generalized pustular eruption that was not completely consistent with clinical features. Our patient had no evidence of a post-streptococcal infection. We observed scattered symmetric eruption of discrete pustules with an inflammatory halo on normal skin. The eruption was absent on her palms and soles of the feet...
May 2016: Case Reports in Dermatology
Naoko Takeo, Sakuhei Fujiwara, Takashi Sakai, Tomoko Saito-Shono, Kazushi Ishikawa, Yutaka Hatano
Hereditary lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) M-subunit deficiency is very rare and we have found reports of close to a dozen cases in the published work, two of which were associated with pustular psoriasis-like lesions. We report a third case of pustular psoriasis-like eruptions associated with LDH M-subunit deficiency, which occurred 24 years after the diagnosis of LDH M-subunit deficiency. These cases indicate that abnormal activity of LDH can induce pustular psoriatic lesions in the long term. Some patients with symptoms of hereditary LDH M-subunit deficiency have antecedent annular scaly plaque lesions, that resemble psoriatic lesions...
July 23, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
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