Pop Quiz #103


The correct answer is A. Psoriasis

Although the exact mechanism is not understood, there is a well-known correlation between a history of upper respiratory infection secondary to group A beta-hemolytic streptococci and the subsequent development of guttate psoriasis. The eruption may resolve spontaneously or with treatment (topical steroids or ultraviolet therapy). A portion of these patients eventually develop chronic, plaque-type psoriasis.


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