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EO5-01 A case of pustular psoriasis deteriorated during the second pregnancy was successfully treated with intensive GMA and certolizumab pegol

Asumi Fujii, Yuki Hattori, Miho Kawamura, Yoko Mizutani, En Shu, Mariko Seishima

poster at ISFA 2019 pag 141-142

A 31-year-old woman with the IL36RN gene mutation developed psoriasis at 3 years old. As she had pustular psoriasis at 16 years old, she was treated with cyclosporine (Cys), resulting in remission at 20 years old. Afterwards, she had been maintained by topical treatment for long years.During the first pregnancy at the age of 29, she developed pustular psoriasis at 29 weeks
of gestation. She received one course of granulocyte / monocyte adsorption apheresis (GMA) with Cys and prednisolone (PSL), and gave birth to a girl at 33 weeks of gestation. The baby was a low birth weight child, but is healthy and has no problems in growth and development until now. However, the patient did not sufficiently improve symptoms after delivery. We thus started the treatment with infliximab (IFX) BS at 2 months postpartum. During the second pregnancy at the age of 30, we continued the IFX-BS administration. She had erythema and pustules rapidly enlarged from 23 weeks of pregnancy. Oral administration of PSL and GMA were started. However, we switched the therapy to intensive GMA (twice in a week), because the effect was insufficient. Initially, administration of IFX-BS was scheduled to end at 30 weeks of gestation, but due to unstable symptoms, we considered it was necessary to use another biologics even after 30 weeks of gestation. We switched to non-placental certolizumab pegol (CTZ) from 26 weeks of gestation and continued the administration until delivery, and she gave birth to a girl at 35 weeks of gestation. Although the baby was a low birth weight child, there was no physical abnormality and the baby was discharged after gaining weight. After delivery, administration of CTZ was discontinued and the PSL dose was gradually reduced. However,reintroduction of biologics is under consideration, because erythema and pustules still remain.

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Ulcerative colitis associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease (in Spanish)

Gema de la Poza Gomez,, Antonio Lopez-San Román, Jaime Masjuan Vallejo,Gemma Arranz de la Mata, Teresa Angueira Lapeña, Daniel Boixeda de Miquel, Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;32(5):343–345

We report the case of a female patient who was diagnosed with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease at the age of 14 years and who developed myelopathy, resulting in paraparesis. A cerebral magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed the presence of T2-hyperintense lesions in the periventricular white matter, suggesting demyelinization. Twelve years later, ulcerative colitis was diagnosed during workup for abdominal pain associated with bloody diarrhea. The association of these two diseases has previously been reported anecdotically .The management of the ulcerative colitis was complicated by the patient’s neurological manifestations. Even though recent reports support the use of anti-TNF drugs in the management of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-associated uveitis, because of the lack of experience in patients with neurological symptoms, and the presence of apparently demyelinating lesions in our patient, we did not use these drugs in this case.

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