• Impetigo herpetiformis was diagnosed in a primigravida woman on clinical, laboratory, and histopathological grounds. This disease should be considered as a rare and serious variant of generalized pustular psoriasis.
After initiating prednisone therapy, antepartum registration of fetal heart rate patterns appears necessary to evaluate fetal well-being.
Subsequent pregnancies of the patient were not recommended.
(Arch Dermatol 114:1527-1529, 1978)
Oosterling RJ, Nobrega RE, Du Boeuff JA, Van Der Meer JB. Impetigo Herpetiformis or Generalized Pustular Psoriasis?. Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(10):1527-1529. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640220076021