• Cutaneous lesions of herpes gestationis developed in a newborn on the fifth day of life and disappeared spontaneously after three weeks.
The immunologic phenomena were analogous in the mother and child. No circulating or in vivo-bound immunoglobulins were demonstrated, but components 3 and 4 of complement were present at the basement membrane zone.
We discuss a possible passive transfer of the disease to the newborn, and a supposedly pathogenetic role of immunologic phenomena in herpes gestationis.
(Arch Dermatol 112:1129-1131, 1976)
Chorzelski TP, Jablonska S, Beutner EH, Maciejowska E, Jarza̧bek-Chorzelska M. Herpes Gestationis With Identical Lesions in the Newborn: Passive Transfer of the Disease? Arch Dermatol. 1976;112(8):1129–1131. doi:10.1001/archderm.1976.01630320035009
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