Published: 2021-12-24

Localized pustular psoriasis in a child treated successfully with topical dapsone gel

Vidya Kharkar, Surender Singh, Yallappa Ramachandrappa Kabbannavar


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, immune mediated dermatosis in children and adults. About one third of cases affected with psoriasis have their onset in first and second decade of life. Of paediatric population, about 0.5-2% is affected, infants are rarely affected. Overall plaque psoriasis is most common type followed by guttate and pustular psoriasis. Treating severe forms of psoriasis such as pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic psoriasis can pose difficulties, especially in paediatric population. Hence paediatric psoriasis needs to be managed effectively, however effective therapy also poses the risk of producing adverse effects, more so in paediatric age group. We report a case of localized pustular psoriasis, with an antineutrophil agent which is much safer and may target directly the pathophysiology of pustular psoriasis.


Localized pustular psoriasis, Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis, Acrodermatitis continua of Halloppeau, dapsone, G6PD, Children

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