Podiatric Dermatology: What Is Your Diagnosis?

Can you identify the condition shown in the photo on the left?

Often occurring after a strep throat infection, this inflammatory condition appears as colored plaques on the trunk and extremities. The condition most commonly occurs in individuals under the age of 30. The onset is sudden and, due to the extensive involvement, systemic drug eruption should be considered in the differential diagnosis. Many cases spontaneously resolve several weeks after onset.

What is your diagnosis?

• Plaque psoriasis
• Guttate psoriasis
• Pustular psoriasis
• Nummular dermatitis

Please leave your answer in the comment section below. I’ll share the answer in the next couple of days on Facebook and Twitter, and at the end of my next blog.

Editor’s note: This blog is adapted from the handbook, Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, from Tracey Vlahovic, DPM, and Stephen M. Schleicher, MD. The book is now available for purchase at www.lowerextremityderm.com . The e-book version is now available for purchase at http://tinyurl.com/7ltt66v , http://tinyurl.com/7j44vez and http://tinyurl.com/cx32t9a .

Debby Luxtonsays: July 27, 2012 at 10:50 am

Guttate psoriasis

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Rosanna Troiasays: July 31, 2012 at 5:21 pm

guttate for sure

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Sandra Jonessays: July 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Yes, I agree with Debby. Guttate psoriasis.

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Melsays: July 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Guttate psoriasis or rxn to antibiotic.

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ridasays: July 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

guttate psoriasis

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John Spinasays: September 19, 2012 at 9:25 am


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