Pustular psoriasis photos
From the many Pustular psoriasis photos you may have seen that it is somewhat special than all the others. This is because it is one of the rarest types of psoriasis.
It causes pus filled blisters or pustules on its victimв’s skin.
There are different types of pustular psoriasis which affect different parts of the body.
Generalized pustular psoriasis (Von Zumbusch psoriasis)
- This causes quickly developing pustules on a wide area of the skin. These pustules appear every few days or even weeks in cycles and the pus consists of white blood cells. During the start of these cycles, pustular psoriasis can cause chills, fever, fatigue and weight loss.
- In this case, the pustules appear on the fingers and toes. They then burst leaving bright red spots that ooze or become scaly which lead to painful nail deformities.
Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis
- The pustules appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet which then gradually develop into circular brown scaly spots. The spots then peel off and reappear every few days or weeks.
Causes of pustular psoriasis
It is generally agreed that a combination of environment and genetics induce psoriasis. Here is a list of factors known to be associated with pustular psoriasis;
- Phototherapy or sunlight
- Cholestatic jaundice (yellowish skin and eye stain caused by bile)
- Hypocalcemia (low calcium levels in the blood)
- Taking of systematic steroids then abruptly discontinuing them
- Some drugs like penicillin, calcipotriol, iodine, salicylates, lithium, hydroxychloroquine among others.
You should also note that the trigger is never identified in many people. You can take a look at some Pustular psoriasis photos to determine if you are suffering from the condition. However, don’t start self medication because you could be suffering from another condition with similar symptoms. Consult your doctor for a professional medical diagnosis.