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Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Increase in dandruff

  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • Bulging patch of skin

  • Pus in the breast

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Skin peeling

  • Smelly bumps

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What is Pustular Psoriasis?

Pustular psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disease that typically affects the palms of hands, fingers, and soles. Pus-filled blisters or bumps form, and the affected skin cracks easily. The exact symptoms differ according to the type of pustular psoriasis. It is an immune system disorder and can be inherited. Triggers of disease flares include environmental factors and medications.

Typical Symptoms of Pustular Psoriasis

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Fever

  • Multiple areas of skin redness or red spots

  • Scaly skin that flakes off

  • Presence of a geographical tongue pattern.

  • Blisters

  • Joints feel warm

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Pustular Psoriasis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Do you have pus-filled bumps on your skin?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have multiple red areas or spots on your skin?

  • Do you have flaky, scaly skin?

Treatmentof Pustular Psoriasis

Treatment may include anti-inflammatory creams or ointments, oral or injection medications, and/or phototherapy.

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References

  • Hoegler KM, John AM, Handler MZ, Schwartz RA. Generalized pustular psoriasis: a review and update on treatment. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2018 Oct;32(10):1645-1651. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14949. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29573491.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.14949

  • Bachelez H. Pustular Psoriasis: The Dawn of a New Era. Acta Derm Venereol. 2020 Jan 30;100(3):adv00034. doi: 10.2340/00015555-3388. PMID: 31971600.

    https://www.medicaljournals.se/acta/content/abstract/10.2340/00015555-3388

  • Uppala R, Tsoi LC, Harms PW, Wang B, Billi AC, Maverakis E, Michelle Kahlenberg J, Ward NL, Gudjonsson JE. "Autoinflammatory psoriasis"-genetics and biology of pustular psoriasis. Cell Mol Immunol. 2021 Feb;18(2):307-317. doi: 10.1038/s41423-020-0519-3. Epub 2020 Aug 19. PMID: 32814870; PMCID: PMC8027616.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41423-020-0519-3

  • Navarini AA, Burden AD, Capon F, Mrowietz U, Puig L, Köks S, Kingo K, Smith C, Barker JN; ERASPEN Network. European consensus statement on phenotypes of pustular psoriasis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2017 Nov;31(11):1792-1799. doi: 10.1111/jdv.14386. Epub 2017 Aug 29. PMID: 28585342.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdv.14386

  • Gooderham MJ, Van Voorhees AS, Lebwohl MG. An update on generalized pustular psoriasis. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2019 Sep;15(9):907-919. doi: 10.1080/1744666X.2019.1648209. Epub 2019 Sep 5. PMID: 31486687.

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1744666X.2019.1648209

User Testimonials

Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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