An uninvolved pregnancy in a patient after a previous episode of herpes gestationis

Sally H. Ibbotson, C. M. Lawrence

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    Abstract

    Herpes gestationis is a blistering disease associated with pregnancy that almost invariably recurs in subsequent pregnancies.1,2 Immunologic factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of herpes gestationis, and women with HLA-DR3 and -DR4 antigens are most at risk.3,4 Uninvolved pregnancies have been described and were thought to occur in association with a change in paternity.3 It has been suggested that an uninvolved pregnancy may occur if the fetus has the HLA-DR antigens possessed by the mother.1 We describe a patient whose first pregnancy was complicated by herpes gestationis but whose second was not, despite constant paternity and nonmatching HLA-DR antigens between mother and child.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1091-1092
    Number of pages2
    JournalArchives of dermatology
    Volume131
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 1995

    Keywords

    • Pemphigoid Gestationis
    • Humans
    • Adult
    • Recurrence
    • Female
    • Pregnancy

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