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September 1935


Author Affiliations

Secretary Feb. 1, 1935; President

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1935;32(3):530-534. doi:10.1001/archderm.1935.01470030172023

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Herpes Gestationis. Presented by Dr. John F. Madden, St. Paul.

Mrs. G. C. G., aged 26, is in the seventh month of her second pregnancy. The mother and fetus appear to be normal. The patient's only complaint is a cutaneous eruption which appeared between the fifth and sixth months of the pregnancy. The only subjective symptom is slight itching. The eruption is bilateral and more marked on the trunk. The lesions are pea-sized to dime-sized vesicles and bullae. Most of the vesicles appear in groups, but some of the larger lesions are single and of the form of herpes iris. There are several large gyrate patches on the trunk with vesicles in the borders and dark brown pigmented centers. New lesions appear in crops. The patient states that as the pregnancy progressed the eruption became more pruritic and the lesions more numerous. She has one child, aged 18 months, living

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