Psoriatic Erythroderma

Erythrodermic psoriasis is one of the severe types of psoriasis. The main symptom is the appearance of peeling rash occurring with itching on the body's entire surface. The affected person may also develop fever, joint pain, rapid heartbeat, and swollen ankles. It occurs commonly in patients having a previous history of plaque psoriasis. The other triggers are alcoholism, drug reaction, HIV, and infection. It is managed by taking Cyclosporine, Infliximab, Acitretin, and other immune-suppressing drugs.

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Do I need hospitalization for psoriasis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from severe psoriasis. I also have something else going on along with the psoriasis. My skin is red, swollen, pus filled and large yellow scales of skin are coming off. I cannot touch anything on my skin as it causes extreme pain. It is also hot to touch. I picked all the s...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail, saw the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern. This pus filled lesions is a form of psoriasis called pustular psoriasis.Also you seem to be going into psoriatic erythroderma that is invol...  Read Full »

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