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Dermatology. 1993;186(3):213-6.

Pustular vasculitis with clinical feature of pustular psoriasis and sternoclavicular hyperostosis.

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Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan.


We report the case of a 51-year-old Japanese man with a unique pustulosis. He had multiple erythematous plaques and numerous pinpoint pustules on the trunk and extremities resembling pustular psoriasis. Histologic features revealed a fully developed intraepidermal abscess filled with neutrophils and disrupted epidermal keratinocytes. Mild leukocytosclastic vasculitis was seen in the underlying dermis. A direct immunofluorescence study revealed IgM, Clq, C3 and fibrinogen deposits in the dermal vessels. The patient had also sternoclavicular hyperostosis. We think that this represents a unique type of pustular vasculitis distinct from pustular psoriasis.

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