5 weeks later, it displayed the classic clinical findings of guttate psoriasis
Histopathologic findings of guttate psoriasis
vary with the age of the lesion.
Common types of cutaneous psoriasis and their distribution Type Distribution/description Plaque psoriasis Stationary form of the disease Thick, silvery or waxy scales Localised or generalised Guttate psoriasis
Small 'teardrop' lesions, wide distribution over the body Flexural (inverse) psoriasis Main skinfolds (genitocrural area, navel, axillae, submammary region).
is a fairly uncommon form of psoriasis, affecting approximately 2% of patients with psoriasis.
and vitiligo, anatomical cohabitation.
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.
While the link between guttate psoriasis
and streptococcal pharyngitis is well established, a prospective study observed that such throat infections can also exacerbate chronic plaque psoriasis (Br.
Type of psoriasis of the 60 cases, 51 had psoriasis vulgaris, 2 had guttate psoriasis
, 1 had psoriatic erythroderma, 1 had acute generalized pustular psoriasis and 5 patients had palmoplantar psoriasis.
Intertriginous psoriasis appears fungal in nature and guttate psoriasis
often occurs after infection, which can cause it to be confused with a drug reaction or other rash.
Regarding the frequency of different types of psoriasis Table 2 shows that out of 50 cases of psoriasis maximum incidence was of psoriasis vulgaris with 16 (32%) cases followed by 14 (28%) patients of guttate psoriasis
Patrizi A, Costa AM, Fiorillo L, Neri I: Perianal streptococcaldermatitis associated with guttate psoriasis
and/or balanoposthitis:a study of five cases.
Alternatively, it may have something to do with the fact that streptococcal infections leading to guttate psoriasis
flares are associated with longer remissions, she said.