Pustular psoriasis is a rare subtype of psoriasis, typically seen as pustules that erupt generally across the body (generalized pustular psoriasis [GPP]) or are localized, typically on the hands and feet (palmoplantar pustular psoriasis [PPP]). Despite being more severe than general plaque psoriasis and potentially life-threatening, no drugs have been well studied for this psoriasis subtype and none are specifically indicated for PPP / GPP. Treatment typically includes topical corticosteroids, methotrexate, retinoids, and phototherapy. However, biologics, including TNF-alpha inhibitors and IL-17 inhibitors, and targeted orals used for plaque psoriasis are also increasingly being used to treat PPP / GPP.
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