2020 SPECIALTY SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR
October 27, 2023
Streptococcal throat infections are known to trigger or exacerbate psoriasis. Strep throat can resolve, but the bacteria Streptococcus has the potential to colonize one's gut when ingested. This colonization may, in turn, trigger an autoimmune response leading to the development or exacerbation of psoriasis.
Plaque psoriasis: Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis, accounting for approximately 80-90% of cases. It is characterized by the development of thick, raised, red patches of skin covered with silvery scales.
Guttate psoriasis: Guttate psoriasis is a subtype of psoriasis characterized by small, red, scaly spots that can appear suddenly on the skin.
In a study, by ActaDV, 275 psoriasis patients were recruited, 127 males and 148 females, to complete a study questionnaire to assess the proportion of psoriasis patients with sore throat-associated psoriasis exacerbations.
75% had been diagnosed with plaque psoriasis, 14% with both guttate and plaque psoriasis and 8% percent with guttate psoriasis.
Out of those participants:
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