Successful cyclosporine treatment in a case of amicrobial pustolosis associated with immunological abnormalities

E. Frigerio, S. Ramoni, C. Franchi, C. Garutti, M. Garavaglia, M. Spinelli, F. Capsoni, Gian Franco Altomare

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Abstract

Amicrobial pustulosis associated with autoimmune diseases (APAD) is a clinical entity which was described only recently and few cases are reported in the literature. This condition is characterized by recurrent acute onset with pustular lesions predominantly involving skin folds, genitals, scalp and external auditory canals of young women. The etiopathogenesis of APAD is unknown and the most effective therapeutic treatment seems to be systemic corticosteroids. We describe the case of a 16-year old female patient suffering from APAD successfully treated with cyclosporine A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Amicrobial pustulosis
  • Cyclosporine
  • Immunological abnormalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pharmacology

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