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The terminology of the specific dermatoses of pregnancy has become increasingly confusing, with several names in use for identical clinical disorders. On the basis of our own study of sixty-four patients and a review of the literature, we propose a simplified classification: (1) herpes gestationis (pemphigoid gestationis); (2) polymorphic eruption of(More)
In a study of twenty-five patients with herpes gestationis we found that 80% possessed the HLA antigen DR3, which confers increased immune responsiveness and a predisposition to 'auto-immune disease'. In five patients the development of herpes gestationis coincided with a change in sexual partner, suggesting that the development of herpes gestationis may(More)
We compared the clinical features, histopathology, immunopathology and immunogenetics of 30 patients with toxic erythema of pregnancy and 24 patients with herpes gestationis. Although we found some clinical and histopathological overlap we highlighted several important differences. In toxic erythema of pregnancy prominent striae were frequently present.(More)
We have studied the infants in fifty pregnancies affected by pemphigoid gestationis (herpes gestationis). There was a significant increase in the frequency of infants that were 'small for dates'. As such infants have a raised mortality and morbidity it follows that in pemphigoid gestationis the fetal prognosis is impaired. In view of this it is essential(More)
A 34-year-old man is described with angiokeratoma corporis diffusum. This eruption was once thought to be diagnostic of Anderson-Fabry disease; however, recent studies have shown that it may also occur in the enzyme disorders fucosidosis and sialidosis. In our patient with widespread angiokeratomas, the results of enzyme studies were normal, and there were(More)
Five patients with typical bullous herpes gestationis and five patients with polymorphic eruption of pregnancy were studied. Shave biopsies were taken from both involved and uninvolved skin and examined by routine immunofluorescence. They were also examined by immunoelectron microscopy employing a multistep peroxidase-antiperoxidase technique which has been(More)