erythrodermic psoriasis


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erythrodermic psoriasis

severe variant of psoriasis with >80% skin involvement
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Clinical data suggest that retinoids are effective for erythrodermic psoriasis control.
Acitretin (Soriatane), an oral retinoid, is the treatment of choice for generalized pustular and erythrodermic psoriasis.
Extensive body surface coverage with plaques, erythrodermic psoriasis, and pustular psoriasis represent less common and more severe forms of the disease.
Exclusion criteria includes patients with prior clinical or histopathological evidence other than psoriasis or lichen planus, patients on topical or oral corticosteroids for treatment of psoriasis or lichen planus, one month prior to performing dermoscopy, psoriasis and lichen planus lesions with secondary infection, erythrodermic psoriasis.
Best evidence for the efficacy of Acitretin is in pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis.
Exclusion criteria were acute guttate pustular severe or erythrodermic psoriasis psoriasis which is predominantly located in the skin folds face or scalp treatment for plaque type psoriasis with corticosteroid agents vitamin D analogues or tacrolimus within the last 3 months systemic anti-psoriatic treatment or PUVA within 16 weeks period prior to visit pregnant or lactating women patients under treatment with retinoids or antibiotics patient with known or suspected renal/ hepatic disease/ hematological disease and history of acute or chronic active infections.