Guttate Psoriasis Triggered by Perianal Cellulitis Due to Group B Streptococci


Ergin S., ELÇİN G. , ŞAHİN S.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, cilt.3, sa.3, ss.70-72, 2009 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.70-72

Özet

Perianal cellulitis also known as perianal streptococcal dermatitis is an infection which is particularly caused by group A betahemolytic streptococci. However, a variety of other aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms had been reported to be capable of causing perianal cellulitis. Induction and/or exacerbation of guttate psoriasis may follow streptococcal infection of the pharynx or perianal region. Although the association between prior infection with group A streptococci and guttate psoriasis is well known, previous studies suggest that the ability of streptococci to trigger guttate psoriasis is not group or serotype specific. Here we report a patient with perianal cellulitis due to group B streptococci, who had a concurrent flare of guttate psoriasis.