Image Challenge – July 31st

Image adapted from Wikimedia Commons (no peeking!)

Question: What is the name of this skin finding, which classically erupts a few weeks after a bacterial or viral upper respiratory tract infection (such as strep throat)?

Answer: This is guttate psoriasis. It presents as small, tear-drop shaped papules that classically erupt after URTIs or other illnesses (e.g., strep throat, tonsillitis) and generally self-resolve.

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