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Guttate Psoriasis (cont.)

What Is the Prognosis of Guttate Psoriasis?

  • Although guttate psoriasis usually clears up within a few weeks, it may also be the first step to chronic plaque psoriasis.
    • The acute guttate form progresses into the chronic plaque form in an estimated 68% of people.
    • In another study of 15 patients, the likelihood of an individual developing chronic psoriasis within 10 years of a single episode of acute guttate psoriasis was suggested to be about one in three. Although further studies with larger numbers of patients are needed to determine the risk more accurately.
  • Like other forms of psoriasis, guttate psoriasis has the tendency to improve during the summer and worsen during the winter. Once the outbreak clears, many patients with acute guttate psoriasis usually have limited or no evidence of psoriasis for prolonged periods.

Are There Support Groups and/or Counseling for People With Guttate Psoriasis?

The National Psoriasis Foundation is an excellent organization that provides support to patients with psoriasis.

Where Can People Find More Information About Guttate Psoriasis?

American Academy of Dermatology

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/2/2016

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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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