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Impetigo herpetiformis with gestational hypertension: a case report and literature review.
Dermatology. 2011; 222(3):221-4.D

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) is a rare skin disorder that occurs during pregnancy. It was previously associated with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity, but now has a better prognosis.

CASE REPORT

We report a case of a pregnant woman with IH who presented with generalized erythematous pustular eruptions in the 32nd week of gestation. The IH progressed rapidly, and gestational hypertension was observed in the 36th week. The lesions did not subside, despite treatment with corticosteroids and phototherapy. She delivered a healthy male baby via cesarean section in the 37th week. One month after her delivery, her skin returned to normal, except for residual pigmentation, with complete recovery 3 months postpartum.

CONCLUSION

An experienced medical team comprising obstetricians, dermatologists, perinatologists and neonatologists is critical to aggressively treat this life-threatening specific dermatosis of pregnancy and to prevent ensuing complications, such as fluid and electrolyte imbalance, secondary infection and placental insufficiency.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21494028

Citation

Huang, Y H., et al. "Impetigo Herpetiformis With Gestational Hypertension: a Case Report and Literature Review." Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 222, no. 3, 2011, pp. 221-4.
Huang YH, Chen YP, Liang CC, et al. Impetigo herpetiformis with gestational hypertension: a case report and literature review. Dermatology. 2011;222(3):221-4.
Huang, Y. H., Chen, Y. P., Liang, C. C., Chang, Y. L., & Hsieh, C. C. (2011). Impetigo herpetiformis with gestational hypertension: a case report and literature review. Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland), 222(3), 221-4. https://doi.org/10.1159/000326913
Huang YH, et al. Impetigo Herpetiformis With Gestational Hypertension: a Case Report and Literature Review. Dermatology. 2011;222(3):221-4. PubMed PMID: 21494028.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Impetigo herpetiformis with gestational hypertension: a case report and literature review. AU - Huang,Y H, AU - Chen,Y P, AU - Liang,C C, AU - Chang,Y L, AU - Hsieh,C C, Y1 - 2011/04/13/ PY - 2011/02/09/received PY - 2011/02/28/accepted PY - 2011/4/16/entrez PY - 2011/4/16/pubmed PY - 2011/11/9/medline SP - 221 EP - 4 JF - Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland) JO - Dermatology VL - 222 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) is a rare skin disorder that occurs during pregnancy. It was previously associated with high maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity, but now has a better prognosis. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a pregnant woman with IH who presented with generalized erythematous pustular eruptions in the 32nd week of gestation. The IH progressed rapidly, and gestational hypertension was observed in the 36th week. The lesions did not subside, despite treatment with corticosteroids and phototherapy. She delivered a healthy male baby via cesarean section in the 37th week. One month after her delivery, her skin returned to normal, except for residual pigmentation, with complete recovery 3 months postpartum. CONCLUSION: An experienced medical team comprising obstetricians, dermatologists, perinatologists and neonatologists is critical to aggressively treat this life-threatening specific dermatosis of pregnancy and to prevent ensuing complications, such as fluid and electrolyte imbalance, secondary infection and placental insufficiency. SN - 1421-9832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21494028/Impetigo_herpetiformis_with_gestational_hypertension:_a_case_report_and_literature_review_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000326913 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -