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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 163-165

Pustular psoriasis in lactating female: A successful challenge


1 Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Orthopedics, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Pathology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonia P Jain
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram - 442 102, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-0521.142327

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Psoriasis is an immune mediated genetically determined dermatological disorder affecting skin, nails, joints along with systemic associations. It is associated with high impact on the health-related quality of life and considerable cost. This disease is characterized by multiple remissions and relapses. Among various types of psoriasis, pustular psoriasis is rare. There are many triggering factors for pustular psoriasis including pregnancy also termed as impetigo herpetiformis. Here we report a female with triggering of pustular psoriasis during her postpartum period who recovered after the combination therapy of Narrow Band UltraViolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy and Azathioprine


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