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What causes guttate psoriasis?

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An outbreak of guttate psoriasis is usually triggered by a bacterial infection -- typically strep throat. It sets off an immune system reaction that causes the spots on your skin.

If someone in your family has it, your chances of getting it go up

From: Guttate Psoriasis WebMD Medical Reference

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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Guttate psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Guttate psoriasis,” “About psoriasis.”

Medscape: “Guttate psoriasis.”

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Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Guttate psoriasis.”

National Psoriasis Foundation: “Guttate psoriasis,” “About psoriasis.”

Medscape: “Guttate psoriasis.”

Emedicine

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 16, 2018

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