Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome as a Complication of Generalized Pustular and Erythrodermic Psoriasis


  • BURCU ÖZTÜRK ŞAHİN a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:78:"25 Aralık State Hospital, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Gaziantep, Turkey";}
  • Ayshan Mammadova
  • Nur Karaaslan
  • Müge Aydoğdu


Psoriasis-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) (aseptic pneumonitis) is a rare complication that may occur in patients with erythrodermic psoriasis. Its pathogenesis includes inflammation, hyper proliferation and differentiation disorder. Herein this case report, a 48 years old male patient who was followed up with the diagnosis of psoriasis for 15 years, whose respiratory complaints started with exacerbation of skin lesions and who developed ARDS (aseptic pneumonitis) mainly due to severe psoriasis is presented.