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Related to pustular psoriasis: guttate psoriasis
1. an extensive exacerbation of psoriasis, with pustule formation in the normal and psoriatic skin, fever, and granulocytosis; sometimes precipitated by oral steroids; Synonym(s): generalized pustular psoriasis of Zambusch
2. a local pustular eruption of the palms and soles, occurring most commonly in a patient with psoriasis; difficult to distinguish from acrodermatitis continua.
Etymology: L, pustula, blister; Gk, psoriasis, itch
a severe form of psoriasis consisting of bright red patches and sterile pustules all over the body. Crops of lesions lasting 4 to 7 days occur every few days in cycles over weeks or months. Recurrences are inevitable. Fever, leukocytosis, and hypoalbuminemia are associated. In rare cases, hypovolemia and kidney failure occur. Hospitalization may be necessary for fluid replacement, steroid therapy, and sedation. Compare guttate psoriasis. See also psoriasis.
Zambusch,Leo von, 20th century German physician.
generalized pustular psoriasis of Zambusch - an extensive exacerbation of psoriasis. Synonym(s): pustular psoriasis