Skip to main content

Renal failure and cholestatic jaundice as unusual complications of childhood pustular psoriasis

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is uncommon in children, and serious renal and liver complications arising from GPP are rarely reported. We describe a Chinese boy who had suffered from recurrent exacerbations of GPP from the age of 1 year. He developed IgA nephropathy at the age of 9 years. He also had recurrent episodes of oliguric renal failure, hepatomegaly and cholestasis associated with severe exacerbations of GPP. These complications progressed despite early antibiotics and supportive therapy, but responded promptly to intravenous methylprednisolone therapy. Ultimately, acitretin was given and he has successfully been in remission for a year.

Keywords: IgA nephropathy; acute renal failure; children; cholestatic jaundice; psoriasis; pulse methylprednisolone

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Departments of Paediatrics and 2: Social Hygiene Service, Department of Health, Government of Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR, China 3: Pathology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tsing Chung Koon Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong SAR, China

Publication date: December 1, 2000

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Partial Open Access Content
Partial Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more