herpes gestationis


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her·pes ges·ta·tio·'nis

a polymorphous, bullous eruption, more common on the extremities and abdomen than on the upper trunk, with the appearance of pemphigoid or dermatitis herpetiformis; beginning in the second or third trimester, flaring about the time of delivery and subsequently resolving; usually recurrent during subsequent pregnancy. Linear C3 is shown in the epidermal basement membrane by direct immunofluorescence. Not caused by viral infection.

herpes gestationis

Etymology: Gk, herpein + L, gestare, to bear
a generalized pruritic vesicular or bullous rash that appears in the second or third trimester of pregnancy and disappears several weeks after delivery. The lesions often recur with succeeding pregnancies and are associated with premature birth and increased fetal mortality rate. Herpes gestationis has no relation to herpesvirus infection.
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Herpes gestationis

herpes gestationis

Duhring-Brocq disease Obstetrics A rare pruritic, polymorphic, subepidermal bullous dermatitis of pregnancy linked to↑ infant mortality; it may recur with subsequent pregnancies and be activated by OCs Treatment Corticosteroids

her·pes ges·ta·ti·o·nis

(hĕr'pēz jes-tā'shē-ō'nis)
A polymorphous, bullous eruption beginning in the second or third trimester of pregnancy, flaring about the time of delivery, and subsequently resolving.

herpes gestationis

An uncommon skin disease affecting pregnant women and causing red-based blisters anywhere on the body but usually symmetrically on the elbows, shoulder blades, buttocks and backs of the thighs. The condition resolves as soon as the baby is born but recurs in subsequent pregnancies or even on taking oral contraceptives.
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The group includes: herpes gestationis, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.
Herpes gestationis has an incidence of approximately 1 in 10,000 pregnancies having onset usually about 21 week of gestation but in 20% cases, the eruption appears immediately postpartum.
Prurigo of pregnancy (96%) was the most common dermatosis seen followed by pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy (2%) while herpes gestationis and polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PUPP) were respectively seen in 1 patient each.
The patient suffering from herpes gestationis was a primigravida and presented in 2 trimester.
Clues to the aetiology and pathogenesis of herpes gestationis.
High frequency of histocompatibility antigens DR3 and DR4 in herpes gestationis.
Paternal histocompatibility (HLA) antigens and maternal anti-HLA antibodies in herpes gestationis.