Guttate Psoriasis And Its Treatment

by admin on July 1, 2010

Guttate Psoriasis is characterized by small (0.5-1.5 cm in diameter) lesions which are tear drops in shape, many in numbers, scaly, red or pink in colour, spread all over body but mostly on trunk, but also seen in limbs and scalp.

Guttate Psoriasis is generally found in young age group, below is the picture of guttate psoriasis lesions as captured by us, this is a young male, this child applied some steroid over the lesion, due to which linear atrophic scars are seen over the limbs seen in second photograph

Guttate Psoriasis Lesion close view see another photograph below where child has applied steroid over months so linear atrophic scars are formed

linear atrophic scars due to steroid application on psoriasis

see guttate psoriasis lesions over buttock of a young boy below


Treatment of Psoriasis

Psoriasis treament is divided into 2 categories 1. Topical therapy and 2. Systemic therapy.

Topical therapy includes application of Coal tar with Ultra violet exposure, application of anthralin in 0.1 to 1% concentration, and vitamin D 3 analogues.

Systemic therapy methotrexate 10-15 mg per week, psoralens accompanied by PUVA therapy, retinoids and cyclosporines.

You can read complete information on psoriasis from wikipedia

Diagnosis of psoriasis is made after performing Auspitz’s sign see how to perform Auspitz’s sign in Psoriasis.

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