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Successful treatment of a severe persistent case of pemphigoid gestationis with antepartum and postpartum intravenous immunoglobulin followed by azathioprine.
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PMID:  22309336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case of pemphigoid gestationis affecting a 37-year-old woman in both her pregnancies. In her second pregnancy she failed to respond to high-dose oral prednisolone. She was treated successfully with intravenous immunoglobulin (2 g/kg each infusion cycle) as a steroid-sparing agent during both the antepartum and postpartum period. The baby was born at the 36th week of gestation. No complications were noted for either mother or baby. After ceasing intravenous immunoglobulin, azathioprine (up to a dose of 1 mg/kg/day) was used to adequately control her pemphigoid gestationis.
Desmond Chia Chin Gan; Belinda Welsh; Michael Webster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australasian journal of dermatology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1440-0960     ISO Abbreviation:  Australas. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0135232     Medline TA:  Australas J Dermatol     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Australasian Journal of Dermatology © 2012 The Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Hospital Skin and Cancer Foundation Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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