Original article | Volume 17, Article 273, 14 Apr 2014 | 10.11604/pamj.2014.17.273.4214

First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

Theocharis Koufakis, Ioannis Gabranis

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

Received: 19 Mar 2014 - Accepted: 11 Apr 2014 - Published: 14 Apr 2014

Domain: Clinical medicine

Keywords: Guttate psoriasis, tonsillitis

©Theocharis Koufakis et al. Pan African Medical Journal (ISSN: 1937-8688). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article: Theocharis Koufakis et al. First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis. 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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original article

First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

Original article

First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

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First presentation of guttate psoriasis triggered by acute tonsillitis

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