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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0973-3922
Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 638-638
Bioline Code: dv09224
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 75, No. 6, 2009, pp. 638-638

 en Generalized pustular psoriasis of pregnancy successfully treated with cyclosporine
Hazarika, Debeeka

Abstract

Two multigravidae aged 27 and 29 years, with previous uneventful pregnancies, second being psoriatic, reported at 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancies, with generalized pustular lesions. Laboratory findings, including serum calcium were normal. Ultrasonography showed normal fetal growth. Histopathology confirmed pustular psoriasis. Patients were put on cyclosporine 3 mg/ kg weight/ day after failure of an initial systemic steroid. Blood pressure, pulse, and fetal heart sounds were recorded every 12 hours, and ultrasonography and blood parameters, biweekly. Cyclosporine was tapered and stopped after delivery of two healthy babies at 38 weeks. We conclude that cyclosporine can be an option in the management of pustular psoriasis of pregnancy or psoriasis with pustulation in pregnancy.

Keywords
Cyclosporine, Impetigo herpetiformis, Pustular psoriasis

 
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