Guttate Psoriasis Triggered by Perianal Cellulitis Due to Group B Streptococci


Ergin S., ELÇİN G., ŞAHİN S.

TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.3, no.3, pp.70-72, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURK DERMATOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72

Abstract

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.