Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

@article{Petropoulou2006PolymorphicEO,
  title={Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy},
  author={Haritini Petropoulou and Sofia Georgala and Andreas D. Katsambas},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={45}
}
Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) is a benign, self‐limiting, pruritic disorder of pregnancy, which usually affects the primigravida during the last trimester or immediately postpartum. Its pathogenesis is unclear and its clinical manifestations are variable, leading frequently to an incorrect diagnosis. In cases of PEP the histological findings are nonspecific and the laboratory results, including direct immunofluorescence (DIF) and indirect immunofluorescence (IIF), are negative… 

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References

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Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. Involvement in mother and infant.

  • S. Uhlin
  • Medicine
    Archives of dermatology
  • 1981
A 19-year-old mother had pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy and similar eruptions were found on her newborn son, raising the possibility that infants may be affected.

Pustular eruption of the striae in a primigravida.

The clinical, histologic, and immunologic findings are found to be inconsistent with pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy and with the three previously described pustular eruptions of pregnancy.

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. A review of 21 cases.

Direct immunofluorescence examination was negative in all patients and DIF in patients with PUPPP is a useful and reliable laboratory aid in distinguishing this peculiar dermatosis from herpes gestationis.

Familial occurrence of pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.

  • R. WeissP. Hull
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • 1992

THE DERMATOSES OF PREGNANCY

The skin changes in pregnancy can be either physiological (hormonal), changes in pre-existing skin diseases or development of new pregnancy specific dermatoses, which are seen only in pregnancy.

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy in twin and triplet pregnancies

Background Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is a common dermatosis of unknown aetiology. Multiple pregnancies occur frequently in most reported series of PUPPP and

The specific dermatoses of pregnancy.

Hormonal evaluation and autoimmune background in pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP): a clinicopathological review of 35 patients

This study confirmed PUPPP to be a well defined clinical entity mainly occurring in young primagravidas in the third trimester and usually responsive to topical treatments.