Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis

Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis

Gretchen Frieling, MD

David J. DiCaudo, MD

Martin C. Mihm, Jr., MD

AGEP typically begins clinically as a pustular eruption on the face image or intertriginous areas. This initial eruption then subsides and is followed by widespread desquamation.

Once the original eruption subsides, widespread desquamation occurs image.



  • Acute and generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)


  • Generalized toxic pustuloderma, pustular drug eruption, generalized pustular dermatosis


  • Acute onset of numerous, small, sterile, nonfollicular pustules superimposed on pruritic, edematous erythroderma that spontaneously resolves and is followed by diffuse desquamation


Environmental Exposure

  • May develop as consequence of mercury toxicity

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis
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