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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.
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.
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