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Will I need to go to the hospital if I have pustular psoriasis?

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Many doctors send patients to the hospital if they have a type of pustular psoriasis that affects the whole body. This form of the disease can be life threatening. In the hospital, doctors and nurses will make sure you rest, drink, and stay warm. They'll also ensure the disease doesn't strain your heart.

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “An Overview of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Psoriasis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 2, 2018

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