Acitretin is a safe treatment option for infantile pustular psoriasis

DOĞAN GÜNAYDIN S., Ersoy-Evans S., Şahin S., Özkaya O.

Journal of Dermatological Treatment, vol.19, no.6, pp.341-343, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09546630802132643
  • Journal Name: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.341-343
  • Keywords: Infant, Psoriasis, Pustule, Retinoids, Treatment
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a rare type of psoriasis and is considered the most severe variant. Infantile pustular psoriasis (IPP) is a very rare form of GPP. Severe IPP may be difficult to control and is complicated by bacterial superinfection, dehydration, and sepsis. Herein, a 2.5-month-old infant with IPP is presented, who was successfully treated with systemic retinoid therapy, which appears to be a safe and effective option for this challenging pustular eruption of childhood. © 2008 Informa UK Ltd.