A Rare Case of New-Onset Crohn's Disease in a Patient With Chronic Palmoplantar Pustulosis.J Clin Med Res. 2023 Apr; 15(4):243-249.JC
A 44-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) at 34 years old was diagnosed with moderate Crohn's disease (CD) based on endoscopic, radiological, and pathological findings. As treatment with corticosteroids, ultraviolet, and cyclosporin had achieved partial response, PPP had been refractory in a chronic continuous state. Oral prednisolone was initially started to treat CD, but clinical remission was not achieved. Intravenous ustekinumab was subsequently started at 260 mg for clinical remission of CD. Eight weeks after starting ustekinumab, clinical remission and mucosal healing were achieved and PPP manifestations on the palms and soles were markedly improved. Ustekinumab appears to offer an effective therapeutic option for patients with PPP but has yet to be approved for this induction in Japan. CD is a rare gastrointestinal involvement in PPP patients that requires attention.