Herpes gestationis: une observation. [Herpes gestationis: a case]

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serval:BIB_D8BEF45FF3B3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Herpes gestationis: une observation. [Herpes gestationis: a case]
Journal
Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Author(s)
Pellet  B., De Grandi  P., Ruffieux  C.
ISSN
0368-2315 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1989
Volume
18
Number
3
Pages
337-40
Notes
Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article
Abstract
Herpes gestationis is a rare autoimmune disorder of pregnancy. Diagnosis may be suspected by the nature and localisation of the eruption and its recurrence. Only histologic examination of a skin biopsy with immunofluorescence revealing a linear deposit of C3 along the basement membrane confirms the diagnosis. Corticotherapy is the treatment of choice, local or general, depending on the severity of the symptoms. We report the observation of two pregnancies occurring in the same patient. The clinical and paraclinical manifestations of the first pregnancy did not recur in the second pregnancy. This constitutes an unusual case among the observations reported in the literature. Furthermore, we touch upon the immunological mechanisms of herpes gestationis.
Keywords
Adult Female Humans Pemphigoid Gestationis/*pathology Pregnancy Pregnancy Complications/*pathology Recurrence Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/*pathology
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