Acute palmoplantar pustulosis: A case report

M. S. Guidetti, A. M. Peluso, B. M. Piraccini, A. Tosti

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A 57-year old woman suddenly developed numerous pustules on the palms and soles also involving the dorsa of the fingers and toes. The clinical features and the follow-up allowed a diagnosis of acute palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) to be made. The acute and chronic forms of PPP are probably different forms of the same disease; their correlation with psoriasis is still being discussed. Acute PPP, however, is always triggered by acute infective disorders and usually completely resolves with systemic antibiotic treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalAnnali Italiani di Dermatologia Clinica e Sperimentale
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • acral pustulosis
  • antibiotic treatment
  • streptococcal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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