Medical Definition of Pustular psoriasis

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Pustular psoriasis: A type of recurring psoriasis characterized by the appearance of pus-filed lesions in clusters. It can be intensely painful, and hospitalization may be required.

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Reviewed on 12/11/2018

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