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Palmoplantar Pustulosis

Juan B. García Flores1, Aarón A. Morín Juárez1, Gerardo Rivera Silva1 and Héctor R. Martinez Menchaca2*

1Division of Health Science, University of Monterrey, Mexico

2Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care, University of Louisville, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Hector R. Martinez Menchaca
Vice-Chair, Department of Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Special Care, 501 South Preston Street.
Louisville, KY 40202, USA, Tel: 502-852-7601; E-mail:

Received Date: Aug 05, 2016; Accepted Date: Aug 10, 2016; Published Date: Aug 12, 2016

Citation: García-Flores JB, Morín-Juárez AA, Silva GR, Martinez-Menchaca HR (2016) Palmoplantar Pustulosis. Pediatr Ther 6:i118. doi:10.4172/2161-0665.1000i118

Copyright: © 2016 García-Flores JB, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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A 7-year-old male, presented with pruritus skin lesions located on extremities. Lesions had appeared spontaneously 37 days before. The patient was treated for scabies but there was no improvement. His relatives had not present similar skin injuries and have pets or farm animals. Physical examination showed crops of sterile pustules associated with scaly and red skin located on both palms (predominating in left palm, Figure 1). Whole on the back of the hand exhibited itchy, well-demarcated oval red plaques with overlying silvery scale distributed symmetrically. In this case the plamoplantar pustulosis (PPP) was related with chronic plaque psoriasis. The patient was treated with topical steroid ointment; however, it is impossible to envisage when PPP lesions will reappear or if new lesions will be seen.


Figure 1: Physical examination of crops of sterile pustules associated with scaly and red skin.

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