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Dermatology Research and Practice
Volume 2018, Article ID 5801280, 4 pages
Review Article

Impetigo Herpetiformis: Review of Pathogenesis, Complication, and Treatment

Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Sahar Dadkhahfar; moc.liamg@rafhahkdad.rahas

Received 20 January 2018; Accepted 5 March 2018; Published 4 April 2018

Academic Editor: E. Helen Kemp

Copyright © 2018 Nastaran Namazi and Sahar Dadkhahfar. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) is among rare dermatosis of pregnancy, which is currently considered as a form of generalized pustular psoriasis. It is diagnosed by characteristic lesions of erythematous patches and grouped pustules mostly in the third trimester of pregnancy and may have systemic associations. A variety of complications have been reported in the course of IH. Treatment of IH can be quite challenging, and a number of treatment options have been reported to be effective for the management.