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January 1983

Pustular Herpes Gestationis

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Dermatology (Dr Bercovitch) and Pathology (Dr Bogaars), Program in Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI; the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Bercovitch) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr Murray), Goddard Memorial Hospital, Stoughton, Mass; and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Roger Williams General Hospital, Providence, RI (Dr Bogaars).

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(1):91-93. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650250095026

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

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