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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
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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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