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Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions

Picture of Guttate Psoriasis

Picture of Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis is a skin condition that causes small, drop-like lesions on the skin. Fine scales are also apparent in guttate psoriasis. Streptococcus, a type of bacterial infection, is a trigger for the disease. The skin lesions usually appear in about 2 to 3 weeks after an occurrence of strep throat. Guttate psoriasis can resolve and never recur.

Image Source: Image courtesy of Hon Pak, M.D. and reprinted with permission from eMedicine.com, 2009

Text Reference: National Psoriasis Foundation: "Guttate Psoriasis"