Impetigo herpetiformis

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Impetigo herpetiformis
Other names: Pustular Psoriasis of Pregnancy
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Erythroderma, multiple crusted plaques and pustules in lower limb.

Impetigo herpetiformis is a form of severe pustular psoriasis occurring in pregnancy[1][2] which may occur during any trimester.[3][4]

It is the only well known pustular psoriasis which is treated with steroids.

See also


  1. James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 471. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  2. Tunzi M, Gray GR (January 2007). "Common skin conditions during pregnancy". Am Fam Physician. 75 (2): 211–8. PMID 17263216.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-08. Retrieved 2009-11-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.


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