Dermatoses in response to pregnancy

Urticaria (hives) and dermographism (wealing in response to pressure, for example scratching) may be precipitated by pregnancy. Erythema multiforme due to pregnancy has been described.

FURTHER READING

  • Collier P, Kelly SE, Wojnarowska F (1993). Linear IgA disease and pregnancy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 30, 407-12.
  • Holmes RC, Black MM, Dann J, et al. (1982). A comparative study of toxic erythema of pregnancy and herpes gestationis. British Journal of Dermatology 106, 499-510.
  • Jenkins RE, Hern S, Black MM (1999). Clinical features and management of 87 patients with pemphigoid gestationis. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 24, 255-9.
  • Kelly SE, Wojnarowska F (1993). Pemphigoid gestationis. European Journal of Dermatology 4, 16-20.
  • Muller S, Stanley JR (1990). Pemphigus: pemphigus vulgaris and pemphigus foliaceus. In: Wojnarowska F and Briggaman RA, eds. Management of blistering disease, pp 43-62.
  • Vaughan Jones SA, Hern S, Nelson-Piercy C, Seed PT, Black MM (1999). A prospective study of 200 women with dermatoses of pregnancy correlating clinical findings with hormonal and immunopathological profiles. British Journal of Dermatology 141, 71-81.

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