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Pemphigoid Gestationis—A Rare Pregnancy Dermatoses

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Pemphigoid gestationis is a rare subepidermal bullous dermatosis of pregnancy, caused by the interaction of IgG1 auto-antibodies with 180 kD BP Antigen 2. This disease can lead to preterm delivery, but the neonate is affected in only 10% cases. The treatment of choice in pemphigoid gestationis is systemic corticosteroids.

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Dr. Niharika Dixit, MD Dermatology, is the Senior Resident of Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India; Dr. Preeti Singh, MD Pathology, is the Senior Resident of Department of Pathology, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, New Delhi, India.

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Dixit, N., Singh, P. Pemphigoid Gestationis—A Rare Pregnancy Dermatoses. J Obstet Gynecol India (2020) doi:10.1007/s13224-019-01302-7

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