Pustular eruptions during pregnancy and the puerperium are rare. A case of herpes gestationis (HG) in which the lesions were predominantly pustules and in which a vesicular or bullous component was not noted is reported. The differential diagnosis of pustular eruptions associated with pregnancy is discussed.
Report of a Case
A 29-year-old woman (para 2, gravida 2) was seen seven days post partum because of an eruption of three days' duration. Three days following delivery of her first child, a bullous eruption had developed that spontaneously subsided during a period of one to two weeks and was never
Bercovitch L, Bogaars HA, Murray DO. Pustular Herpes Gestationis. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(1):91-93. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650250095026