PPP Community is the group comprising of patients with palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) and physicians providing medical support to those patients. One of the main objectives for establishing this PPP Community’s website is to provide medically accurate information on palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) and pustulotic arthro-osteitis (PAO).
Some patients identify the disease by themselves after visiting many physicians and checking the web site information. Some patients may wonder what they should do as they hear conflicting information regarding their disease. As a matter of fact, some patients have complained that they could not find which physician to visit at. Furthermore, some physicians may also wonder about the right diagnosis and treatment.
Recently, on the other hand, studies to elucidate the pathogenesis of PPP is progressing, and the first biologic has been introduced in 2018. Further therapeutics development continues.
PPP has particular characteristics as follows:
1. There are two types of disease presenting different symptoms and triggering factors, Japanese type (pustular bacterid type) or caucasian type (pustular psoriasis type).
2. PPP involves not only skin but also bone /joint inflammation, that can aggravate even after skin symptoms resolve unless triggering factors are removed especially in Japanese type.
3. With PPP the organs that are presented with symptoms (skin, bone, joint) are different from the organs that trigger systemic disease (bones supporting teeth and tonsil, nasal sinus, intestine and others). PPP is the disease which requires multiple medical departments involvement for cure.
4. The triggering inflammation is latent and asymptomatic, and some factors are often related each other.
Those factors made the grasp of the overall symptoms, establishment of treatment and the mechanism of PPP development difficult.
It is important for you to have right knowledge about PPP and PAO so that you can find the symptoms in the earlier stages. And it is also important to know that you are not alone but have many colleges to share difficulties having PPP /PAO as well as useful information to of treatments. PPP is curable. You can find the doctors who would really help you, and you would raise them up. We also focus on providing useful updates on PPP and PAO. Correct knowledge helps you to solve the disease.