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Pemphigoid gestationis: current perspectives

Authors Sävervall C, Sand FL, Thomsen SF

Received 9 August 2017

Accepted for publication 13 October 2017

Published 8 November 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 441—449

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S128144

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg


Christine Sävervall,1 Freja Lærke Sand,1 Simon Francis Thomsen1,2

1Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark; 2Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract: Many skin diseases can occur in pregnant women. However, a few pruritic dermatological conditions are unique to pregnancy, including pemphigoid gestationis (PG). As PG is associated with severe morbidity for pregnant women and carries fetal risks, it is important for the clinician to quickly recognize this disease and refer it for dermatological evaluation and treatment. Herein, we review the pathogenesis, clinical characteristics, and management of PG.

Keywords: pemphigoid gestationis, pregnancy, skin diseases

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