Clinical features and long-term follow-up of 20 cases of parakeratosis pustulosa

Antonella Tosti, Anna Maria Peluso, Valeria Zucchelli

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We report the clinical features and long-term follow-up of 20 pediatric patients with parakeratosis pustulosa (PKP). In eight children PKP was considered as a clinical manifestation of psoriasis. Of these, three children had skin psoriasis at the time of our observation, two developed nail psoriasis, and three developed psoriatic pitting during follow-up. Parakeratosis pustulosa was considered a symptom of allergic contact dermatitis in four patients, whereas atopic dermatitis was possibly responsible for PKP in two patients. A complete recovery from disease was observed in 11 patients. The results of our study suggest that PKP is not a single entity but rather represents a nail symptom that can be produced by several inflammatory diseases, including nail psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-263
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Parakeratosis
Psoriasis
Atopic Dermatitis
Nails
Nail Diseases
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis
Observation
Pediatrics
Skin

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  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Clinical features and long-term follow-up of 20 cases of parakeratosis pustulosa. / Tosti, Antonella; Peluso, Anna Maria; Zucchelli, Valeria.

In: Pediatric Dermatology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.07.1998, p. 259-263.

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Tosti, Antonella ; Peluso, Anna Maria ; Zucchelli, Valeria. / Clinical features and long-term follow-up of 20 cases of parakeratosis pustulosa. In: Pediatric Dermatology. 1998 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 259-263.
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