Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an autosomal dominant disorder developing in adolescence or early adult age. The occurrence of multiple asymptomatic cutaneous cysts on the axillae, groin, trunk, and limbs characterizes the disease. SM is associated with a missense mutation in the keratin 17 gene (KRT17), a gene encoding for a type I intermediate filament (keratin 17 [K17]), mainly expressed in the epithelial appendages (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Here, we report a case of appearance of multiple steatocystomas in a psoriatic patient during ustekinumab treatment, an interleukin (IL)-12/IL-23 inhibitor. Our hypothesis is that ustekinumab could have unmasked a potential genetic predisposition to SM by reducing the expression of interferon-γand IL-17/IL-22 and consequently acting on the K17 pathway.

A Case of Steatocystoma Multiplex in a Psoriatic Patient during Treatment with Anti-IL-12/23

Marasca C.;Megna M.;Donnarumma M.;Fontanella G.;Cinelli E.;Fabbrocini G.
2020

Abstract

Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an autosomal dominant disorder developing in adolescence or early adult age. The occurrence of multiple asymptomatic cutaneous cysts on the axillae, groin, trunk, and limbs characterizes the disease. SM is associated with a missense mutation in the keratin 17 gene (KRT17), a gene encoding for a type I intermediate filament (keratin 17 [K17]), mainly expressed in the epithelial appendages (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Here, we report a case of appearance of multiple steatocystomas in a psoriatic patient during ustekinumab treatment, an interleukin (IL)-12/IL-23 inhibitor. Our hypothesis is that ustekinumab could have unmasked a potential genetic predisposition to SM by reducing the expression of interferon-γand IL-17/IL-22 and consequently acting on the K17 pathway.
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