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July 1985

Herpes Gestationis: Persistent Disease Activity 11 Years Post Partum

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1985;121(7):924-926. doi:10.1001/archderm.1985.01660070114031

• A patient had herpes gestationis that had persisted for over 11 years post partum despite aggressive therapy with corticosteroids, dapsone, and various immunosuppressants. Postpartum exacerbation is a characteristic feature of herpes gestationis. However, it usually is of short duration and is responsive to conventional therapy.

(Arch Dermatol 1985;121:924-926)

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