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September 1977

Weight Loss and Psoriasis

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(9):1297. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640090145033

To the Editor.—  In reply to Drs Nowlin and Solomon (Archives 112:1465, 1976), I wish to draw their attention to a report1 describing the remission of three cases of pustulosis palmaris et plantaris after intestinal shunt surgery for obesity. The relation of pustulosis palmaris et plantaris to psoriasis is still controversial; however, in case 1 the authors describe "previous rubrosquamous lesions on the elbows" that were considered "as probable psoriasis" that coexisted with the obesity and the pustulosis palmaris et plantaris.

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