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Pemphigoid gestationis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22715180     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 39-year-old woman in the 39th week of her fifth pregnancy presented with severe itching. In recent weeks she had developed an increasingly itchy rash on her trunk and arms. Upon examination we observed multiple erythematous plaques and vesicles. Histological examinations of two skin biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of pemphigoid gestationis. Because the patient's complaints worsened we decided to deliver the baby, and as it was in transverse lie this was by caesarean section. A healthy son without rash was born. Although pemphigoid gestationis occurs in only 1 in 50,000 pregnancies, it is very important to be aware of this condition when a pregnant woman has itching. Not recognising pemphigoid gestationis may lead to inadequate maternal treatment and possible preterm birth and neonatal pemphigoid gestationis.
Céline M J G Lardenoije; Marije van de Water; Helena J M M Mertens; Ed T C M Gondrie
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-20     Completed Date:  2013-02-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Orbis Medical Centre, Sittard, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Pemphigoid Gestationis / diagnosis*
Pruritus / etiology

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