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A Scaly Rash

A Scaly Rash

Guttate psoriasis


An 11-year-old boy presents with a rash of tear-drop shaped scales spread symmetrically on his trunk and proximal extremities. The scale is adherent and attempts to scrape the lesions result in punctate bleeding. Other than a case of strep throat last week for which he was treated with antibiotics, he is otherwise in good health.

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