What Is Guttate Psoriasis?

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plakat murahGuttate Psoriasis is a type of the disease that, unlike the other forms, creates isolated lesions on the surface of the skin that look like teardrops. Plaque psoriasis will create large rashes and cover large areas with one rash. This type can create as many as hundreds of different smaller lesions that behave similarly to plaque psoriasis. These lesions appear to be pink or red and have small flakes of white skin that are called scales on the surface of the skin.
Like the other types of psoriasis, this type is essentially a speeding up of the process the body uses to replace dead skin. In this case, however, the lesions are smaller and spread out as individual areas of inflammation. The effect on the skin is the same, but it appears on the body to look more like a pox than a rash.
What causes guttate psoriasis?
This type of psoriasis is not common, and it usually appears in people under the age of 30. It also usually manifests suddenly after it is triggered by another type of infection. The most common triggering infection is strep throat. Strep throat can be present in the body without any other symptoms, but it can cause the sudden onset of this type of psoriasis.
An upper respiratory infection can also lead to the sudden occurrence of this type of psoriasis. Tonsillitis, certain medications, stress, and skin injuries can also trigger this type of psoriasis. All of these triggers are among the most common to lead to the sudden onset of this type.
It is important to remember that in order to have an onset of this variety research indicates that the person who contracts it must have some genetic predisposition to psoriasis. Anyone can get a strep throat infection or an upper Pembuatan Plakat respiratory infection. Not everyone will experience a sudden outbreak of psoriasis after it. Only about three percent of the population is susceptible to psoriasis.
How is guttate psoriasis diagnosed?
This type of psoriasis will almost always manifest after an infection. In most cases, the infection will be diagnosed, making it easier to diagnose the accompanying skin condition. Lesions will appear on the arms, legs and torso. In some cases the lesions will appear on the ears, neck, face and scalp. This form of psoriasis does not look like acne, and will not be mistaken for it. It is common for these lesions to appear in the hundreds on the body.
A medical professional can diagnose this type either by looking at the affected skin, or by microscopically examining a skin sample. This examination, coupled with the previous diagnosis of another infection like strep throat or an upper respiratory infection, makes the diagnosis of this variety of psoriasis slightly easier to accomplish.
In many cases, this type is treated with a topical ointment to relieve the symptoms and to prevent secondary infections on the skin. Only in the most severe cases will a doctor choose to use a systemic treatment through an injection or oral medication. The good news for sufferers is that this type of treatment usually results in a quick recovery.


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