Guttate psoriasis picture
Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis that looks like small, salmon-pink drops on
the skin. The word guttate is derived from the Latin word gutta, meaning drop.
Usually there is a fine scale on the drop like lesion that is much finer than the scales in
plaque psoriasis, which is the most common type of psoriasis.
picture showing how it can effect the body.
Causes of guttate psoriasis as seen in the picture above.
Guttate psoriasis is an autoimmune disease. Where the immune system goes hay
wire and attack parts of the body. The cause is unknown. Once you develop it
there are things that can trigger attacks. Below is listed some of the common
- Bacteria or viral infections, including upper respiratory infections
- Injury to the skin, including cuts, burns, and insect bites
- Some medicines, including those used to treat malaria and certain heart
- Too much alcohol