Systemic retinoids are widely used for treating chronic palmoplantar pustular psoriasis. Most of the available studies were carried out when etretinate was available but this has now been replaced by acitretin. The review108 found that the two drugs are of comparable efficacy and that about two in five patients achieve a good or excellent response. There is evidence that improvement may be maintained by continuing therapy at a lower dose. Retinoid therapy is more effective than photochemotherapy (PUVA).
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