Successful treatment of secukinumab in a ten-year old with generalized pustular psoriasis recalcitrant with conventional therapy
Keywords:generalized pustular psoriasis, secukinumab, biologic agent, pediatric
AbstractCurrently there is a lack of standardized treatment guidelines for pediatric psoriasis treatment using biologic agents. Children are usually among special population usually excluded from clinical trials, as such lack of available reports and supporting evidences forming recommended guidelines are challenging to be published. Especially in pustular generalized pustular psoriasis, a rare form of psoriasis, recalcitrant and difficult to manage cases of pediatric psoriasis may require more options than usual usage of topical, phototherapy or systemic treatments. We present a case of a ten-year-old female diagnosed with generalized pustular psoriasis in the last four years, successfully treated with secukinumab after years of treatment to no avail.
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