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Image Number 2618 (Acrodermatitis continua)

 
Morphology:
Pustules

Diagnosis: Acrodermatitis continua

Site: Fingertips

Sex: M

Age: 50

Type: Clinical

Description: Redness, pustules and nail loss.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History:

The relation of acrodermatitis continua suppurative (Hallopeau) to psoriasis is controversial. However, some consider it as a localized form of psoriasis characterized by pustules limited to one or a few fingertips including the nail bed. Nail loss is not uncommon. Here we present a typical case of acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau characterized by chronic inflammation and pustulation confined to one finger (thumb) with nail loss of more rhan three years duration.

 

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