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What is ring-shaped pustular psoriasis?

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It's a milder form of the disease. You might not have symptoms other than skin blisters, but it could return after you get better. Blisters appear as raised, pus-filled rings on the torso, arms, and legs. The centers of the rings heal before the edges do.

Pustular psoriasis is rare in children, but when they do get it, they’re most likely to have this type. Emotional stress tends to cause flare-ups within hours. This type of psoriasis is treated with steroid creams or ointments.

From: Pustular Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: “Pustular Psoriasis Overview of Pustular Psoriasis.

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Pustular Psoriasis.

American Academy of Dermatology: “What Psoriasis Looks Like.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Pustular Psoriasis.”

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 22, 2018

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