Studies show that strep throat can trigger psoriasis.
Strep throat (streptococcal pharyngitis):
Studies show that some infections can trigger the onset of psoriasis. Dermatologists have seen people with a family history of psoriasis get streptococcal pharyngitis and develop their first psoriasis lesions two weeks later. This often precedes an outbreak of psoriasis. Inverse psoriasis is frequently aggravated by a thrush infection (candidiasis). American Academy of Dermatology. Available [Online] http://www.skincarephysicians.com/psoriasisnet/triggers.html#Infection. July 4, 2008.
Infections that can trigger psoriasis are:
There is a sudden severe, burning sore throat that may make talking or swallowing painful. In severe cases, breathing may be impaired. Other symptoms may include:
The symptoms usually improve even without treatment in five days, but the patient is contagious for several weeks. Lack of treatment or incomplete treatment can lead to various complications. Some of them may pose serious health risks. Therefore, streptococcal tonsillitis is important to recognize and treat early. Mitchell, R. S., Kumar, V., Abbas, A. K., Fausto, N. Robbins Basic Pathology: With Student Consult. Philadelphia: Saunders, pg. 537. A throat culture must be undertaken to clarify diagnosis.
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