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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 181-184

Recurrent impetigo herpetiformis with diabetes and hypoalbuminemia successfully treated with cyclosporine, albumin, insulin and metformin


Department of Dermatology, Neonatology and Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore, India

Correspondence Address:
Chembolli Lakshmi
Associate Professor, Dept. of Dermatology, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore -641004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.62757

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We report the case of a patient with recurrent impetigo herpetiformis associated with diabetes mellitus, hypoalbuminemia, and hypocalcaemia; who was refractory to corticosteroids. Cyclosporine along with other supportive measures proved to be life-saving with maintenance of pregnancy.


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