Common rashes seen after beta-hemolytic streptococcal infections include scarlet fever, drug eruption, and guttate psoriasis
Nahary L, Tamarkin A, Kayam N, Sela S, Fry L, Baker B, et al: An investigation of antistreptococcal antibody responses in guttate psoriasis
Common types of cutaneous psoriasis and their distribution Type Distribution/description Plaque psoriasis Stationary form of the disease Thick, silvery or waxy scales Localised or generalised Guttate psoriasis
Small 'teardrop' lesions, wide distribution over the body Flexural (inverse) psoriasis Main skinfolds (genitocrural area, navel, axillae, submammary region).
The role of streptococcal infection in the initiation of guttate psoriasis
A new presentation of psoriasis will appear as red "raindrops" on the skin, this is called guttate psoriasis
, which can develop into general chronic plaque psoriasis.
, pityriasis rosea, drug eruptions, and tinea infections) are the most helpful in establishing the diagnosis.
A THIS condition sounds typical of guttate psoriasis
Psoriasis may be one of several types: plaque psoriasis, pustular psoriasis, erythrodermic psoriasis, guttate psoriasis
, or inverse psoriasis.
is quite uncommon and usually happens in children or people under 30.
Other types of the condition include scalp and nail psoriasis, inverse psoriasis which appears in areas of the body where skin 'creases' and also guttate psoriasis
, which can be brought on in the aftermath of a streptococcal throat infection.
Herbst RA, Hoch O, Kapp A, Weiss J: Guttate psoriasis
triggered by perianal streptococcal dermatitis in a four-year-old boy J Am Acad Dermatol 2000;42:885-7.