Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2007 Aug;50(8):723-725.

A Case of Tonsillectomy as a Treatment of Guttate Psoriasis

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Pundang Jesaeng Hospital, Daejin Medical Center, Seongnam, Korea. drk@dmc.or.kr

Abstract

Psoriasis is a dermatological disease which has various clinical presentation. Thick red plaques with clear margin and silvery scale characterize psoriasis. Recurrent tonsillitis infected by streptococcus has been reported to be related with Guttate psoriasis. Psoriasis is treated dermatologically by phototherapy, photochemical therapy, retinoid therapy, local steroid therapy and antibiotics. The authors report a case of the 33-year-old female with Guttate psoriasis treated by tonsillectomy. She has experienced that her psoriatic skin lesions got worse every time she suffered from tonsillitis, but Guttate psoriatic skin lesions have disappeared after tonsillectomy.

Keyword

Psoriasis; Streptococcus; Tonsillitis; Tonsillectomy
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