impetigo herpetiformis

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Related to impetigo herpetiformis: pyoderma gangrenosum, impetigo contagiosa

im·pe·ti·go her·pet·i·for·'mis

a rare pyoderma, which may be related to pustular psoriasis, occurring most commonly in pregnant women in the third trimester as an eruption of small, closely aggregated pustules developing on an inflammatory base and accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms and fetal death; recurs with subsequent pregnancy.

impetigo herpetiformis

Etymology: L, impetus, attack; Gk, herpein, to creep; L, forma
a rare skin disorder that mainly affects pregnant women, beginning as an eruption in the genitofemoral area and spreading to other areas. The eruptions are usually irregular or circular groups of pustules that tend to coalesce.

im·pe·ti·go her·pet·i·for·mis

(im-pĕ-tī'gō hĕr-pet-i-fōr'mis)
A rare pyoderma, occurring most commonly in the third trimester of pregnancy as an eruption of small closely aggregated pustules accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms and fetal death.

impetigo herpetiformis

A rare and occasionally life-threatening eruption that typically occurs in the third trimester of pregnancy. It is pathologically indistinguishable from pustular psoriasis. Synonym: Hebra disesae.
See also: impetigo
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impetigo herpetiformis (IH), gebelikte gorulen jeneralize pustuler lezyonlarla karakterize bir hastaliktir.
Pierard GE, Pierard-Franchimont C, de la Brassinne M: Impetigo herpetiformis and pustular psoriasis during pregnancy.
Imai N, Watanabe R, Fujiwara H, Ito M, Nakamura A: Successful treatment of Impetigo herpetiformis with oral cyclosporine during pregnancy.