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Impetigo Herpetiformis

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Impetigo Herpetiformis

  • Pathophysiology
  • Symptoms
  • Signs
  • Management
  1. Increased antepartum observation
  2. Prednisone 20-60 mg with taper
  3. Antibiotics as indicated for secondary Skin Infections
  • Complications
  1. Secondary Bacterial Infection (may be systemic)
  2. Hyperparathyroidism
  3. Adverse fetal outcomes
  • Course
  1. Onset in second half of pregnancy
  2. Resolves after delivery
  3. May recur with future pregnancies