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Severe case of pemphigoid gestationis with unusual target antigen.

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We report a severe case of pemphigoid gestationis (PG) with an unusual target antigen. The patient developed a severe itchy macular rash on the abdomen during her fifth pregnancy, at 38 weeks' gestation. The disease persisted for 8 months post-partum, and could only be controlled with high doses of systemic corticosteroids and dapsone. The diagnosis of PG was confirmed by direct and indirect immunofluorescence. A linear band of IgG and C3 was detected at the epidermal aspect of salt-split ski...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of dermatology
Volume:
131
Issue:
1
Pages:
108-111
Publication date:
1994-07-05
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EISSN:
1365-2133
ISSN:
0007-0963
URN:
uuid:15268907-2e14-4fca-b511-458ea28eff87
Source identifiers:
18216
Local pid:
pubs:18216

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