Bullous Pemphigoid and Herpes Gestationis | Herpes Gestationis


Herpes gestationis is an inflammatory disease of the second and third trimesters of pregnancy characterized by widespread urticarial papules and plaques accompanied by vesicles and bullae. Individual lesions are indistinguishable from those of bullous pemphigoid, clinically and histopathologically. Although the cause is not known, the mechanism is thought to be immunologic in response to antibodies to an antigen peculiar to pregnancy.

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