Erythroderma in a patient taking acitretin for plaque psoriasis

Ahdout, J.; Mandel, H.; Chiu, M.

Journal of Drugs in Dermatology Jdd 7(4): 391-394

2008


ISSN/ISBN: 1545-9616
PMID: 18459522
Document Number: 12453
Acitretin is a second generation retinoid used in the treatment of psoriasis. It has shown particular efficacy in the treatment of pustular or erythrodermic psoriasis. A case of a patient who was being treated for plaque psoriasis with acitretin, who subsequently developed erythrodermic psoriasis is reported. The patient's erythroderma promptly resolved after discontinuing acitretin and initiating treatment with cyclosporine. Acitretin has been reported to induce erythrodermic psoriasis on occasion, but is more frequently reported as a treatment for it.

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Erythroderma in a patient taking acitretin for plaque psoriasis