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Guttate Psoriasis (cont.)

Guttate Psoriasis Pictures

Media file 1: Guttate psoriasis. Red droplike lesions are found on the skin.
Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.

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Media file 2: Guttate psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
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Media file 3: A close-up view of guttate psoriasis. Notice the salmon-pink (red) droplike lesions. Fine scales can be seen on the lesions. These scales are much finer than those associated with plaque psoriasis.
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Media file 4: Plaque psoriasis. Notice the scales are not as fine as those associated with guttate psoriasis. Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
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Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Elma Baron, MD, Assistant Professor in Dermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine, Department of Dermatology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University.

Editors: Dirk M Elston, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; William D James, MD, Program Director, Vice-Chair, Paul R Gross Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

REFERENCES:

Dogra, Sunil, and Inderjeet Kaur. "Childhood Psoriasis." Symposium - Pediatric Dermatoses 76.4 (2010): 357-365.

Elder, James T., et al. "Molecular Dissection of Psoriasis: Integrating Genetics and Biology." Journal of Investigative Dermatology 130 (2010): 1213–1226.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/13/2014

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Guttate psoriasis refers to a distinctive, acute clinical presentation of an eruption characterized by small, droplike, 1-10 mm in diameter, salmon-pink papules, usually with a fine scale

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