II. Pathophysiology

III. Symptoms

IV. Signs

V. Management

  1. Increased antepartum observation
  2. Prednisone 20-60 mg with taper
  3. Antibiotics as indicated for secondary Skin Infections

VI. Complications

  1. Secondary Bacterial Infection (may be systemic)
  2. Hyperparathyroidism
  3. Adverse fetal outcomes

VII. Course

  1. Onset in second half of pregnancy
  2. Resolves after delivery
  3. May recur with future pregnancies

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Ontology: Impetigo herpetiformis (C1314968)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
ICD9 694.3
ICD10 L40.1
SnomedCT 65539006, 200973000
Italian Impetigine erpetiforme
Japanese 疱疹状膿痂疹, ホウシンジョウノウカシン
English impetigo herpetiformis, impetigo herpetiformis (diagnosis), Impetigo herpetiformis (disorder), herpetiformis; impetigo, impetigo; herpetiformis, Impetigo herpetiformis
Czech Impetigo herpetiformis
Hungarian Impetigo herpetiformis
Dutch herpetiformis; impetigo, impetigo; herpetiformis, impetigo herpetiformis
Spanish impétigo herpetiforme (trastorno), impétigo herpetiforme, Impétigo herpetiforme
Portuguese Impetigo herpetiforme
French Impétigo herpétiforme
German Impetigo herpetiformis