Which organisms are associated with guttate psoriasis?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Kirstin Altman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Multiple other infectious agents have been implicated, although episodes of guttate psoriasis attributed to them are not as frequent as those attributed to streptococci. Associated organisms include the following:

  • Bacteria -Staphylococcus aureus

  • Fungi -Malassezia, Candida

  • Viruses – Human papillomavirus (HPV), varicella-zoster virus, [19] retroviruses, human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) [20]


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