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Pustular Psoriasis: Who was Kogoj ?

  • Pustular psoriasis exists in the generalized and localized types.



  • Acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau of acral psoriasis characterized by spongiform pustules*
  • When examining pustules of psoriasis under the microscope, they appear as spongiform.
  • This term was labelled in 1927 by Dr Franjo Kogoj (1894-1983), a Croatian dermatologist:”The pustule may be compared to a sponge”
  • *These pustules are also found in Reiter’s disease



-Crissey JT el al. Dermatology and Dermatologists (2002). Parthenon Publishing

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