First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis
Theocharis Koufakis, Ioannis Gabranis
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;17:273. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.273.4214

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First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2014;17:273. doi:10.11604/pamj.2014.17.273.4214

Received: 19/03/2014 - Accepted: 11/04/2014 - Published: 14/04/2014

Key words: Guttate psoriasis, tonsillitis

© Theocharis Koufakis et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Theocharis Koufakis, Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece (thkoyfak@hotmail.com)


First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

 

Theocharis Koufakis1,&, Ioannis Gabranis1

 

1Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece

 

 

&Corresponding author
Theocharis Koufakis, Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece

 

 

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We present a case of a 33 years old man who presented to the Emergency Department of our Hospital with small, red, drop-like lesions located at his arms, legs, torso and back. He had no history of any dermatological disease, but he had a positive maternal family history for plaque psoriasis. The patient had recently recovered from acute tonsillitis after receiving amoxicillin - clavulanic acid therapy. The diagnosis of guttate psoriasis was clinically established, based on the typical presentation and the history of recent upper respiratory infection. He was treated with a combination of oral and topical corticosteroids and he was advised to have frequent follow-up visits to our Dermatology Department. Guttate psoriasis (also known as "Eruptive psoriasis") is more common in young adults and often follows a bacterial or viral infection, but it has also been associated with drugs, stress, skin injury and other trigger factors.

Figure 1: Small, red, drop-like lesions of Guttate psoriasis located at the hand (A) and the arm (B) of the patient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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