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.
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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.
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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 is a life threatening dermatosis with risks to mother and fetus.
Iinuma et al., "IL36RN mutations underlie impetigo herpetiformis," Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.
Akiyama, "Impetigo herpetiformis with IL36RN mutations in a Chinese patient: A founder haplotype of c.115+6T>C in East Asia," Journal of Dermatological Science, vol.
El Darouti, "Impetigo herpetiformis during the puerperium triggered by secondary hypoparathyroidism: A case report," Cases Journal, vol.
% 1 Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy 12 22.64 2 Prurigo of pregnancy 5 9.43 3 Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy 3 5.66 4 Pruritus gravidarum 1 0.01 5 Impetigo herpetiformis 1 0.01 6 Pemphigoid gestationis 1 0.01 Table 2: Showing incidence of dermatological disorders Sr.
The original case of impetigo herpetiformis presenting during the puerperium was a 20-year-old woman who developed it on the fourth day after labor.