Nov 2018 Supplemental Issue Pregnancy Dermatoses


Impetigo Herpetiformis in a 33-year-old Filipino Female: A case report

Rita Chan Noble, MD, Heirich Manalili, MD, Elisabeth Ryan, MD, Ma. Teresita G. Gabriel, MD, FPDS

Impetigo herpetiformis is a rare pustular disorder that affects pregnant women. It is also otherwise termed as “pustular psoriasis of pregnancy”, owing to the fact that the pustules are sterile and are not associated with a viral etiology. The classic lesions are erythematous patches or plaques studded with subcorneal pustules spreading centrifugally. A cardinal feature of this disorder is the rapid resolution of lesions after delivery. The complications of this disease include placental insufficiency, stillbirth or neonatal death.