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.


TERMINOLOGY


Abbreviations



  • Acute and generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP)


Synonyms



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


Definitions



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


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


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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