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
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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).
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.