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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 57, n° 3
pages 523-526 (septembre 2007)
Doi : 10.1016/j.jaad.2007.05.023
Case Reports

Amicrobial pustulosis associated with IgA nephropathy and Sjögren’s syndrome

Ken Natsuga, MD a, , Daisuke Sawamura, MD, PhD a, Erina Homma, MD a, Toshifumi Nomura, MD a, Masataka Abe, MD, PhD a, Ryuichi Muramatsu, MD c, Toshio Mochizuki, MD, PhD b, Takao Koike, MD, PhD b, Hiroshi Shimizu, MD, PhD a
a From the Departments of Dermatology 
b Medicine II, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo 
c Division of Dermatology, Iwamizawa Municipal General Hospital 

Reprint requests: Ken Natsuga, MD, Department of Dermatology, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, N15, W7, Sapporo 060-8638, Japan.

Sapporo and Iwamizawa, Japan


Amicrobial pustulosis is a rare clinical entity characterized by a relapsing pustular eruption, primarily involving the skin folds. We describe a case of amicrobial pustulosis associated with autoimmune diseases (APAD). The patient suffered from IgA nephropathy and Sjögren’s syndrome. Skin symptoms were alleviated dramatically after corticosteroid pulse therapy and tonsillectomy.

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