guttate psoriasis


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guttate psoriasis

[gut′āt]
Etymology: L, gutta, drop; Gk, itch
an acute form of psoriasis that consists of teardrop-shaped red scaly papules and patches measuring 3 to 10 mm all over the body. A beta-hemolytic streptococcal pharyngitis or other upper respiratory infection may precipitate this reaction in susceptible individuals. Treatment is essential to prevent a more severe form of psoriasis. Compare pustular psoriasis. See also psoriasis.
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Guttate psoriasis

guttate psoriasis

An early stage of psoriasis which is characterised by drop-like lesions on the trunk, limbs, and scalp, and may be triggered by viral respiratory infections or certain bacterial (e.g., streptococcal) infections.
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GUTTATE PSORIASIS: on the back

guttate psoriasis

Psoriasis characterized by small distinct lesions that generally occur over the body. The lesions appear particularly in the young after acute streptococcal infections. See: illustration
See also: psoriasis

guttate psoriasis

acute-presentation psoriasis following streptococcal throat infection; multiple skin lesions are distributed like scattered raindrops across the trunk
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A diagnosis of Guttate Psoriasis was given and CBC with diff, CCP and RPR were ordered along with a dermatology referral.
5 weeks later, it displayed the classic clinical findings of guttate psoriasis.
Dr Samina Showghi, Pam Stepney and Dr Ben King help a housewife with low self-esteem whose poor diet and lack of exercise have led to health problems such as guttate psoriasis, varicose veins and mouth ulcers.
Patrizi A, Costa AM, Fiorillo L, Neri I: Perianal streptococcaldermatitis associated with guttate psoriasis and/or balanoposthitis:a study of five cases.
In guttate psoriasis, small patches quickly develop and resemble drops of paint.
Q I SUFFER from guttate psoriasis, which I have had for three years.
Dithranol ointment is intended to treat different types of psoriasis, such as plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis and hypertrophy psoriasis; -- Antipruritic tincture is intended to soothe itchy skin and reduce inflammation; it can also be used for infection and bruises; -- Antiasthma cream is intended to treat cough, asthma and chronic bronchitis; and -- Levofloxacin Lactate injection is used to treat moderate to severe respiratory system, urinary system, and digestive system infections, as well as soft skin tissue infections.
In clinical studies to date, LHE phototherapy combined with a salicylic acid regimen has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of mild to moderate plaque and guttate psoriasis.