Psoriasis is a multifactorial chronic inflammatory disease. Monogenic psoriasis has been described recently, including dominantly inherited plaque and generalized pustular types, related to activating mutations in the CARD14 gene. We describe here a family with CARD14-related psoriasis, exhibiting an extreme variability of clinical presentation (from mild plaque-type to generalized pustular psoriasis) and early disease onset. The affected family members harboured the c.349G>A [p.Gly117Ser] mutation in CARD14, which has not previously been linked to pustular psoriatic phenotype. Furthermore, most severely affected individuals carried 3 additional CARD14 coding region polymorphisms (rs2066964, rs34367357 and rs11652075), suggesting their possible effect on disease expression. Early-onset psoriasis co-segregated with the HLA-C*0602, indicating that HLA-C*0602 could potentially modulate the time of disease onset. In summary, this paper describes a family with CARD14-related psoriasis and discusses the possible influence of the specific haplotypes on intrafamilial variation in the clinical phenotype of the disease.
- CARD14 gene