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Candidates are patients who report psoriasis exacerbation during or after a bout of tonsillitis, strep throat, or sore throat.
Such treatment has been found beneficial in both kids and adults with psoriasis.
See references below.
Something to consider, especially if the psoriasis is resistant to standard dermatologic treatment.
Patient-reported Outcomes and Clinical Response in Patients with Moderate-to-severe Plaque Psoriasis Treated with Tonsillectomy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Acta Derm Venereol. 2016 Nov 7. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2562. [Epub ahead of print]
Throat Infections are Associated with Exacerbation in a Substantial Proportion of Patients with Chronic Plaque Psoriasis. Acta Derm Venereol. 2016 Aug 23;96(6):788-91. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2408.
Effect of tonsillectomy on psoriasis: a systematic review. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Feb;72(2):261-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2014.10.013. Epub 2014 Nov 20.
Tonsillectomy as a treatment for psoriasis: a review. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014 Dec;25(6):482-6. doi: 10.3109/09546634.2013.848258. Epub 2013 Nov 27.
The role of the palatine tonsils in the pathogenesis and treatment of psoriasis. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Feb;168(2):237-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2012.11215.x. Epub 2012 Dec 13.
Improvement of psoriasis after tonsillectomy is associated with a decrease in the frequency of circulating T cells that recognize streptococcal determinants and homologous skin determinants. J Immunol. 2012 May 15;188(10):5160-5. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1102834. Epub 2012 Apr 9.
Treatment of psoriasis in children: is there a role for antibiotic therapy and tonsillectomy? Pediatr Dermatol. 2003 Jan-Feb;20(1):11-5.