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Definition: 'Impetigo Herpetiformis'

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impetigo herpetiformis

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1. a rare pyoderma, which may be related to pustular psoriasis, occurring most commonly in pregnant women in the third trimester as an eruption of small, closely aggregated pustules developing on an inflammatory base and accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms and fetal death; recurs with subsequent pregnancy.

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