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Clin Exp Dermatol. 2015 Mar;40(2):146-8. doi: 10.1111/ced.12493. Epub 2014 Sep 30.

Generalized pustular psoriasis associated with Epstein-Barr virus.

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Department of Dermatology, King's College Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare and severe variant of psoriasis. We report a case of a 79-year-old woman who presented with generalized pustular psoriasis and significant Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viraemia. Serial measurements of EBV DNA showed a correlation with the deterioration in her clinical condition. We speculate that EBV reactivation triggered the development of GPP, and propose that further investigation is required into the association between EBV and GPP.

PMID:
25267463
DOI:
10.1111/ced.12493
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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