toxic erythema of pregnancy

(redirected from late onset prurigo of pregnancy)

toxic erythema of pregnancy

A dermopathy that affects about 1:200 pregnancies, which presents as an intensely pruritic wave of papules and urticarial plaques, with scattered vesicles, over the lateral abdominal wall during the last few weeks of pregnancy, often extending to the trunk and limbs whilst sparing the umbilical region. The lesion resolves with delivery or shortly thereafter.
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