Corpus ID: 21622569

To treat or not to treat? Management of guttate psoriasis and pityriasis rosea in patients with evidence of group A Streptococcal infection.

@article{Krishnamurthy2010ToTO,
  title={To treat or not to treat? Management of guttate psoriasis and pityriasis rosea in patients with evidence of group A Streptococcal infection.},
  author={K. Krishnamurthy and A. Walker and C. Gropper and C. Hoffman},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          241-50
        }
}
  • K. Krishnamurthy, A. Walker, +1 author C. Hoffman
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD
  • The association between guttate psoriasis and pityriasis rosea with Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) is well established in the literature; however treatment guidelines and necessity have not been clarified with respect to the infectious etiology. Also, the exact role of Streptococcus in the immunopathogenesis of these entities, and the associated risk of development of scarlet fever and poststreptococcal sequelae, are not centrally reported. No single report or case series definitively… CONTINUE READING
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