Accession Number:

AD1078875

Title:

An Uncommon Presentation of Erythrodermic Psoriasis in a Patient without a History of Psoriasis

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

BROOKE ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FORT SAM HOUSTON United States

Report Date:

2019-07-08

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Erythrodermic psoriasis is a rare and potentially fatal skin condition. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman, with no prior dermatologic history, who was treated with steroid injection for an insect bite one month prior to presentation and subsequently developed a diffuse erythematous rash. She presented to a military medical center in shock, with weeping, coalesced plaques covering the majority of her skin. Skin biopsies revealed pustular psoriasis, and treatment with infliximab was initiated for erythrodermic psoriasis. After six weeks and three infliximab infusions, the cutaneous lesions had nearly completely resolved.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE