Acute Pustular Psoriases Complicated by Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis

March 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 2 | Case Report | 193 | Copyright © 2003

Michael Jude Welsch, MD


Acute pustular psoriasis is characterized by fiery-red erythema followed by formation of pustules. Precipitating factors include drugs, infections, pregnancy, solar irradiation, and psychological stress. We present a case of a woman who developed acute onset of pustular psoriasis precipitated by hydroxychloroquine therapy and systemic steroids. The patient’s course was complicated by leukocytoclastic vasculitis presumptively caused by levofloxacin.

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