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.
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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
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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.
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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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Herpes gestationis: a new assessment of incidence and fetal prognosis.
Fetal risks in herpes gestationis. J Am Acad Dermatol.
Positive VDRL 4 2 Eczema 21 10.5 Dermatophytic Infections 9 4.5 Furunculosis 12 6 Melasma 15 7.5 Acne 12 6 Scabies 10 5 Intertrigo 10 5 Plantar warts 5 2.5 Polymorphic light Eruptions 3 1.5 Varicella 4 2 Drug Reaction 2 1 Urticaria 3 1.5 Alopecia Areata 2 1 Pustular Psoriasis 2 1 Lichen Planus 2 1 Herpes Gestationis 1 0.5 Table 2: Age wise distribution Age wise category No.
Specific dermatoses of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy, pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy, herpes gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy.
The group includes: herpes gestationis, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.4 These pregnancy associated specific dermatoses are rare, but may cause significant distress and harm to both mother and the fetus.5
Isolation of a human epidermal cDNA corresponding to the 180kD autoantigen recognized by bullous pemphigoid and herpes gestationis sera.
Clues to the aetiology and pathogenesis of herpes gestationis. Br J Dermatol.
Herpes gestationis. Arch Dermatol 1965; 91:633-636.
Herpes gestationis. J Am Acad Dermatol 1987; 17:53.9-556.