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Pemphigoid Gestationis (Herpes Gestationis) Summary

Description: An itching, autoimmune, bullous SKIN disease that occurs during the last two trimesters of PREGNANCY and PUERPERIUM. It also affects non-pregnant females with tissue of PLACENTA origin, such as CHORIOCARCINOMA; or HYDATIDIFORM MOLE. It exhibits antigenic and clinical similarity to bullous pemphigoid (PEMPHIGOID, BULLOUS). This disease does not involve herpes viruses (old name, herpes gestationis).

Also Known As: Herpes Gestationis; Gestational Pemphigoid; Gestational Pemphigoids; Gestationi, Pemphigoid; Gestationis, Pemphigoid Show All >>

Networked: 219 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 19 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Pemphigoid Gestationis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) : 1 outcome 1 study in 31 results : IBA
  2. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome in 9 results : IBA
  3. Ritodrine (Yutopar) : 1 outcome in 3 results : FDA 9
  4. rituximab (Mabthera) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 3
  5. Antigens : 7 studies in 35 results : IBA
  6. Pruritic urticarial papules plaques of pregnancy : 4 studies in 28 results : IBA
  7. Complement System Proteins (Complement) : 4 studies in 19 results : IBA
  8. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) : 3 studies in 20 results : IBA
  9. Autoantibodies : 2 studies in 40 results : IBA
  10. Antibodies : 2 studies in 25 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pemphigoid Gestationis

  1. Bullous Pemphigoid (Pemphigoid)
  2. Dermatitis Herpetiformis (Disease, Duhring's)
  3. Pemphigus (Pemphigus Vulgaris)
  4. Skin Diseases
  5. Porphyrias
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Key Therapies for Pemphigoid Gestationis

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  1. Cesarean Section (Caesarean Section) : 2 results
  2. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 1 result
  3. Epidural Analgesia : 1 result
  4. Plasma Exchange : 1 result
  5. Ovariectomy (Oophorectomy) : 1 result
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