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Rev Med Interne. 2010 Jul;31(7):e16-8. doi: 10.1016/j.revmed.2009.07.020.

[Extra-cutaneous systemic manifestations in generalized pustular psoriasis].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de dermatologie, hôpital Ibn Sina, Rabat, Maroc.

Abstract

Generalized pustular psoriasis of the von Zumbusch type is a severe form of psoriasis characterized by disseminated pustular skin lesions with high fever and hyperleukocytosis. We report a 32-year-old woman who presented a generalized pustular psoriasis with extra-cutaneous manifestations of the disease that included pulmonary involvement, aseptic arthritis, jaundice, and liver abnormalities. The extra-cutaneous manifestations of generalized pustular psoriasis should be known to physicians caring for patients with psoriasis in order to avoid diagnostic delay.

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