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What does your doctor need to know to diagnose guttate psoriasis?

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Your doctor will want to know your medical history, especially what kinds of medications you may be taking. She’ll look at your skin. Usually, a physical exam gives your doctor enough information to diagnose or rule out guttate psoriasis.

If she needs more information, your doctor may take a blood sample or a throat culture to check for strep. It’s also common for doctors to order a skin biopsy when they want to know for sure what you have.

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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