Psoriasis Vulgaris, Guttate Type
Clinical variant of psoriasis vulgaris characterized by drop-like, erythematous, scaly plaques measuring from 3 to 10 mm in diameter distributed diffusely over the body, with accentuation of the truncal areas and the proximal extremities. It characteristically occurs after a streptococcal infection, especially in children or young adults.
Psoriasis Vulgaris, Guttate Type, Gutatte Psoriasis
Risk factors to trigger Psoriasis
Injury to the skin
Some types of infection and reactions to certain drugs
Stress can cause psoriasis to flare for the first time or aggravate existing psoriasis.
Injured or traumatized areas. This is known as the "Koebner phenomenon." Vaccinations
Scratches can all trigger a Koebner response. The Koebner response can be treated if it is caught early enough.
Certain medications, like antimalarial drugs, lithium and certain beta-blockers, are also known to cause people's psoriasis to flare.
Other triggers may include weather, diet and allergies.
Triggers will vary from person to person and what may cause one person's psoriasis to flare may produce no reaction in another individual.
Types of Psoriasis
There are five types of psoriasis.
Plaque: Most common form of the disease
Guttate: Appears as small red spots on the skin
Inverse: Occurs in armpits, groin and skin folds
Pustular: White blisters surrounded by red skin
Erythrodermic: Intense redness over large areas
Guttate psoriasis is characterized by small red dots (or drops) of psoriasis. It often appears on the trunk, arms and legs. The lesions may have some scale. Guttate psoriasis frequently appears suddenly following a streptococcal infection or viral upper respiratory infections. There are also other events that can precipitate an attack of guttate psoriasis: tonsillitis, a cold, chicken pox, immunizations, physical trauma, psychological stress, illness, and the administration of antimalarial drugs.
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