Chronic Pemphigoid gestationis: Comparative Clinical and Immunopathological Study of 10 Patients

@article{Boulinguez2003ChronicPG,
  title={Chronic Pemphigoid gestationis: Comparative Clinical and Immunopathological Study of 10 Patients},
  author={Serge Boulinguez and Christophe B{\'e}dane and Catherine Prost and Philippe Bernard and Laurence Labb{\'e} and Jean Marie Bonnetblanc},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206},
  pages={113 - 119}
}
Background: Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare autoimmune bullous disorder occurring during the last trimester of pregnancy and usually regressive within 3 months after delivery. Prolonged forms of the disease lasting more than 6 months after delivery have been reported as chronic PG. Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare the clinical and immunopathological findings between 4 patients presenting a normal regression of the disease after delivery and 6 patients with a chronic… Expand
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