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Image Number 161 (Psoriasis pustular)

 
Morphology:
Pustules

Diagnosis: Psoriasis pustular

Site: Back

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Peeling pustules and scale

Submitted by: Professor Jayakar Thomas

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This lady was acutely ill during her presentation. She had developed multiple pustules all over the body. She was treated as a drug reaction. The systemic steroids that were adminstered had made her feel better, but she was still throwing out fresh pustules. Blister fluid examination revealed multiple polys. She is a classical von Zumbush variant of pustular psoriasis, which was confirmed by histopath study.

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