Monday, June 9, 2014


All these women are in their second or third trimesters. These eruptions begin on the trunk and can spread rapidly and form bullae. Prutitis can precede the onset of the rash. Lesions may be seen on palms and soles but not on the face or mucous membranes.

Challenge: Although skin biopsy is necessary to make the diagnosis, what do you think this is?

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Anonymous said...

Gestational pemphigoid?

Craig Chen said...

yep! impressive!

This is pemphigoid gestationis.

Source: UpToDate.