So Much For That Pregnant “Glow”

Pregnancy has a reputation for conferring dewy freshness to skin. But having a bun in the oven isn’t a cure-all for dermatologic qualms—sometimes, it causes them.

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Answers to March “Picture This” (Clinician Reviews. 2018;28[3]:35): 1b, 2a, 3d, 4c.

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A 30-year-old woman of 24 weeks’ gestation complains of a bullous lesion; it was preceded by intensely itchy papules and plaques around the umbilicus and extremities, which manifested several weeks earlier. Physical exam reveals a few lesions on the mucus membranes but none on the face, palms, or soles.

A 30-year-old woman of 24 weeks’ gestation complains of a bullous lesion; it was preceded by intensely itchy papules and plaques around the umbilicus and extremities, which manifested several weeks earlier. Physical exam reveals a few lesions on the mucus membranes but none on the face, palms, or soles. image

Match the diagnosis to the photo by letter

Eczema of pregnancy/prurigo of pregnancy

Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

Pemphigoid gestationis

Clinician Reviews. 2018 April;28(4):15

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