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Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (polymorphic eruption of pregnancy): two unusual cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8776369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report two unusually florid cases of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, the first occurring in a triplet pregnancy, and the second with some clinical features more suggestive of pemphigoid gestationis (PG). The first case responded to treatment with moderately potent topical steroids while the second case required a short course of systemic steroids. Our first case is the only reported case of PEP occurring during a triplet pregnancy. We discuss the effect of multiple pregnancy on PEP and some distinguishing factors between PEP and PG.
S A Vaughan Jones; M G Dunnill; M M Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of dermatology     Volume:  135     ISSN:  0007-0963     ISO Abbreviation:  Br. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-17     Completed Date:  1996-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004041     Medline TA:  Br J Dermatol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, U.K.
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MeSH Terms
Pregnancy Complications / pathology*
Pregnancy, Multiple
Pruritus / pathology*
Urticaria / pathology*
Comment In:
Br J Dermatol. 1997 Jul;137(1):161   [PMID:  9274656 ]

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