Guttate Psoriasis (cont.)
Guttate Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs
- Small, salmon-pink (or red) papules (bumps) usually appear suddenly on the skin two to three weeks after a streptococcal throat infection, or tonsillitis.
A close-up view of guttate psoriasis. Notice the salmon-pink (red) drop-like lesions. Fine scales can be seen on the lesions. These scales are much finer than those associated with plaque psoriasis.
Image courtesy of Hon Pak, MD.
- The drop-like lesions may itch.
- The outbreak usually starts on the trunk, arms, or legs and sometimes spreads to the face, ears, or scalp. The palms and the bottoms of the feet are usually not affected.
- Nail changes, such as pits and ridges, which are characteristic of chronic psoriasis, may be absent.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/16/2015
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