A 35-year-old pregnant woman presented with a pruriginous vesicular and pustular eruption over her thighs and buttocks. Her medical history was unremarkable. She developed intensely itchy lesions 24-48 hours after she sat on artificial turf. She had no systemic symptoms. Histological examination of cutaneous lesions revealed a superficial and deep perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate containing abundant eosinophils. Epidermal spongiosis was present. What could be the possible diagnosis?


There picture shows many lesions, center of these lesion is shows yellowish appearance which suggest presence of pus. Therefore, it appears as multiple areas of folliculitis with pus filled Central part These areas of folliculitis is surrounded by large area of Ecchymosis, oozing of blood in subcutaneous region. These indicates two things 1) Gram positive infection 2) Coagulation disorder Adv Investigation to confirm both Complete blood count which will show raised WBC count PT, PTT and INR Platelet count Urine routine - look for albumin in urine, look for hematuria

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Clinical impression: Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy (PEP) Also known as  Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy (PUPPP). Dermatopathologic examination in PEP shows variable epidermal spongiosis with a perivascular inflammatory infiltrate in the dermis composed of lymphocytes, histiocytes, and a variable number of eosinophils. Histopathology findings described in this case also favors the diagnosis of PEP. Clinically three categories of PEP have been defined: Type I - Urticarial Papules and Plaques; Type II - Nonurticarial Erythema, Papules, or vesicles as seen in this case. Type III - A combination of types I and II. Thank you for reading my view.

A C D Urticaria Herpes zoster Paederous dermatitis


Pustular psoriasis of pregnancy (PPP), also known as impetigo herpetiformis

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Eczema infected

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Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis:-Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a rare cutaneous eruption that often is a reaction to medications, most commonly antibiotics. Clinically, AGEP closely mimics pustular psoriasis and also is similar to subcorneal pustular dermatosis and IgA pemphigus. For clinicians, it is important to differentiate AGEP from pustular psoriasis. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis will have an acute drug association. Few cases have been known to be caused by hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Proper therapeutic management of AGEP includes withdrawal of the offending agent, and resolution typically occurs within 15 days. We report a case of AGEP after HCQ administration that did not follow the usual course of resolution after medication cessation. The patient continued to experience cutaneous eruptions that waxed and waned for 81 days. Hydroxychloroquine has a particularly long half-life and is a known cause of AGEP; therefore, it is possible that HCQ-induced AGEP may not follow the typical rapid recovery time. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is an uncommon cutaneous eruption characterized by acute, extensive, nonfollicular, sterile pustules accompanied by widespread erythema, fever, and leukocytosis. The clinical hallmark is superficial, sterile, subcorneal pustular dermatosis, which typically starts on the face, axilla, and groin and then progresses to most of the body. Approximately 90% of AGEP cases are due to drug hypersensitivity to a newly initiated medication, while the other 10% are thought to be viral in origin.1 Discontinuation of the offending agent may allow for complete resolution within 15 days. characteristic 15 days of AGEP due to alternate medications.We report an unusual case of HCQ-induced AGEP that lasted far beyond the typical 15 days. We also review other cases of HCQ-induced AGEP and possible mechanisms to explain our patient’s symptoms. starting HCQ treatment, she developed a pustular exanthem that gradually spread on the back over the next 24 to 48 hours. She described the eruption initially as pruritic, but she then developed painful stinging sensations as the eruption spread. She visited her primary care physician the next day and stopped the HCQ after 14 days following a discussion with the physician. Her prednisone dosage was increased to 50 mg daily for 5 days, but by the fifth day the lesions had spread to the face, full back, shoulders, and upper chest. Morphologically, she presented to the dermatology clinic with innumerable 1- to 2-mm pustules with confluent erythema on the back, extending to the forearms. She also had scattered erythematous macules and papules on the buttocks, legs, and plantar surfaces of the feet. A biopsy taken from the right forearm demonstrated subcorneal pustular dermatosis consistent with AGEP. Prednisone 50 mg once daily was continued. She was scheduled for a follow-up in 3 days but instead went to the emergency department 1 day later due to worsening of the eruption, fever, and malaise. On examination there were multiple discrete and confluent erythematous plaques on the face that extended to the lower extremities. Pustules and scales were noted on the back. New pustules had developed on the hands and feet with intense pruritus. On admission, her vitals were stable with mild tachycardia. Aggressive intravenous hydration was administered. Her white blood cell count was elevated at 28.3×109/L (reference range, 4.5–10×109/L). She was started on intravenous methylprednisolone 100 mg once daily; topical steroid wet wraps with triamcinolone 0.1% were applied to the trunk, arms, legs, and abdomen twice daily; and hydrocortisone cream 2.5% was applied to the face and intertriginous areas 3 times daily. Over the next 2 days, eruptions continued to persist and the patient reported worsening of pain despite treatment. On day 3, intravenous methylprednisolone 100 mg was switched to oral prednisone 80 mg once daily. Over the ensuing 5 days, recurrent episodes of erythema on the back had spread to the extremities. After 1 week in the hospital, the diffuse erythema had improved and she had widespread desquamation. She was discharged and prescribed oral prednisone 80 mg once daily and topical therapy twice daily. The patient followed up in the dermatology clinic 4 days after discharge with a mildly pruritic eruption on the trunk and proximal lower extremities but otherwise was doing well. She was instructed to taper the prednisone by 10 mg every 4 days.At a follow-up 3 weeks later, she had persistent stinging and tingling sensations, widespread xerosis, and diffuse patchy erythema primarily on the back and proximal extremities, which flared over the last week. The patient reported waxing and waning of the erythema and pruritus since being discharged from the hospital. Despite the recent flare, which was her fourth flare of cutaneous eruption, she showed marked improvement since her initial examination and 40 days after discontinuation of HCQ. She was taking prednisone 40 mg once daily and was advised to continue tapering the dose by 2 mg every 6 to 8 days as tolerated. At 81 days after AGEP onset, the eruption had resolved and the patient was back to her baseline prednisone dosage of 5 mg once daily.

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