Treatment of Recalcitrant Acrodermatitis Continua of Hallopeau With Brodalumab

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Summary of "Treatment of Recalcitrant Acrodermatitis Continua of Hallopeau With Brodalumab"

To the Editor: Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau (ACH) is a relatively rare chronic disorder with clinical findings of pustules and erythematous plaques on the digits.1 Although it is a variant of pustular psoriasis, it can be resistant to multiple lines of therapy. We describe for the first time a patient with recalcitrant ACH successfully treated with brodalumab, an interleukin-17 receptor A (IL-17RA) blocking antibody.


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Name: Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
ISSN: 1545-9616
Pages: 1047


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