What is the role of culture in the diagnosis of guttate psoriasis?

Updated: Oct 03, 2019
  • Author: Kirstin Altman, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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A bacteriologic culture of the throat or the perianal area may be helpful to isolate the organism in selected cases. Throat culture continues to be the criterion standard to diagnose streptococcal pharyngitis.


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