Korean J Dermatol.  2012 Apr;50(4):377-380.

Linear Psoriasis Localized on Unilateral Arm - A Rare Variant of Psoriasis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. dermy@kd.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea.

Abstract

Psoriasis vulgaris is one of the most common skin diseases in the world, which is recognized as an autoimmune disease that is caused by genetic and environmental factors. Plaque, guttate, pustular form, and psoriatic erythroderma are known as classical feature of psoriasis with tendency as generalized or sporadic appearance. There are some cases of uncommon forms in the shape and distribution, as nevoid and linear psoriasis. Linear psoriasis is a rare entity and thought as a variant of psoriasis, but its existence is still in debate. Herein, we report an interesting case of 19-year old Korean man with psoriasis, occurring on the right arm, following the line of Blaschko in a linear form.

Keyword

Linear psoriasis

MeSH Terms

Arm
Autoimmune Diseases
Dermatitis, Exfoliative
Psoriasis
Skin Diseases
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