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22-Year-Old with Red, Scaly Spots After Strep Throat Infection

  • Michael P. Lee
  • Kevin K. Wu
  • Jashin J. Wu
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Part of the Clinical Cases in Dermatology book series (CLIDADE)

Abstract

Guttate psoriasis commonly presents in adults younger than 30 years old following a group A beta-hemolytic streptococci throat infection. It is characterized by numerous small, erythematous, teardrop-shaped papules and plaques with a fine scale. This is a case of a 22-year-old female who presented with red, scaly spots over her entire body after a throat infection. She was treated with a combination of topical medications and phototherapy for her guttate psoriasis.

Keywords

Guttate psoriasis Streptococci Infection Phototherapy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Lee
    • 1
  • Kevin K. Wu
    • 2
  • Jashin J. Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.Eastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac UniversityNorth HavenUSA
  3. 3.Founder and CEODermatology Research and Education FoundationIrvineUSA

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