Guttate Psoriasis (cont.)
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What Are Guttate Psoriasis Symptoms and Signs?
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How Do Health-Care Professionals Diagnose Guttate Psoriasis?
Guttate psoriasis is typically diagnosed after a doctor or health-care professional performs a physical exam of the skin. The dermatologist (skin doctor) generally can tell if it is psoriasis just by clinical judgment based on the appearance of the skin lesions. Skin biopsies are occasionally necessary to confirm diagnosis. Blood tests to rule out other treatable diseases may be necessary.
Findings from blood tests may confirm that the patient had a streptococcal infection recently. Increased levels of antibodies to the streptolysin-O are present in more than one-half of patients.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/2/2016
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