A Case of Generalized Erythrodermic Psoriasis with Suicidal Ideation:A Unique AssociationKelli L Mayo* and Adarsh K Gupta
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, UMDNJ-SOM, One Medical Center Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Kelli L Mayo
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
UMDNJ-SOM, One Medical Center Drive
Stratford, NJ 08084, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: November 08, 2010; Accepted date: January 08, 2011; Published date: January 10, 2011
Citation: Mayo KL, Gupta AK (2011) A Case of Generalized Erythrodermic Psoriasis with Suicidal Ideation: A Unique Association. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 2:115. doi:10.4172/2155-9554.1000115
Copyright: © 2011 Mayo KL, 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.
Many studies have documented the significant psychological impact of severe psoriasis. Although studies have illustrated the association of psoriasis with psychiatric conditions, including depression and anxiety, this is the first to report new onset suicidal ideations presenting concomitantly with an erythrodermic eruption of psoriasis. This novel finding highlights the need for evaluation of mental status in patients presenting with erythroderma associated with any dermatologic condition, as such an increase in dermatological severity is correlated with suicidal ideations. This case illustrates the importance of screening for depression in the management of psoriasis and specifically underscores the association of severity of disease with suicidal ideations.