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February 1979

Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis and Crippling Arthritis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Dr Olsen is presently a Dermatopathology Fellow at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC. Dr Wright is now in private practice in Denver and Dr Lester is now in private practice in Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(2):185-188. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010020031011

A 25-year-old woman has suffered with subcorneal pustular dermatosis and a rheumatoid-like arthritis for the past 11 years. Both her skin lesions and arthralgia have abated with institution of dapsone administration and have worsened with interruption or reduction of the dose. The coexistence of arthritis and subcorneal pustular dermatosis and the response of both to therapy suggest a probable association.

(Arch Dermatol 115:185-188, 1979)

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