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Psoriasis: Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis is characterized by small tear-like red drops that appear on the skin. Gutta means tear drops in Latin and the name of this psoriasis is derived from gutta. Guttate psoriasis mainly affects the trunk part of the body. The red looking drops of skin rashes clear soon in most of the cases. The treatment is commonly done with steroids, coal tar, etc. If needed, PUVA is used.

Article created on: Sep 12, 2006

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