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Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy in twin and triplet pregnancies.
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PMID:  11305379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is a common dermatosis of unknown aetiology. Multiple pregnancies occur frequently in most reported series of PUPPP and increased abdominal distension has been considered a factor in its causation. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of PUPPP in twin and triplet pregnancies. METHODS: A retrospective review of all the records of patients delivered of twin or triplet pregnancies over an 18-month period at a busy general maternity hospital. RESULTS: One hundred and thirty-eight women delivered twins, four of whom developed PUPPP (2.9%). Fourteen women delivered triplet pregnancies, two of whom developed PUPPP (14%). Four of these six multiple pregnancies were conceived by in vitro fertilization. CONCLUSIONS: The reported rate of PUPPP in single pregnancies is 1 in 200 (0.5%). Our findings suggest that multiple pregnancies are at a higher risk of developing this cutaneous eruption with 2.9% of twin and 14% of triplet pregnancies affected in our study.
S V Elling; P McKenna; F C Powell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0926-9959     ISO Abbreviation:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-17     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9216037     Medline TA:  J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Centre of Dermatology, Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Pruritus / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Skin Diseases / epidemiology*
Urticaria / epidemiology*

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