Impetigo herpetiformis

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Impetigo herpetiformis
Classification and external resources
Specialty dermatology
ICD-10 L40.1 (ILDS L40.120)
ICD-9-CM 694.3
DiseasesDB 33949

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.

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  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. 
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  4. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0.