Prurigo gestationis

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Prurigo gestationis
Other names: Prurigo gestationis of Besnier,[1] Early-onset prurigo of pregnancy,[2] Linear IgM dermatosis of pregnancy,[2] Papular dermatitis of pregnancy,[2] Prurigo of pregnancy,[2] and Spangler's papular dermatitis of pregnancy[2]
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Prurigo of pregnancy in 29-year-old multigravida

Prurigo gestationis is an eruption consisting of pruritic, excoriated papules of the proximal limbs and upper trunk, most often occurring between the 20th and 34th week of gestation.[3][2][4][5]

The exact etiology is unknown, but it is considered likely to be a flareup of atopic dermatitis during pregnancy.[6]

It is sometimes considered to be a term encompassing Besnier's prurigo gestationis and other conditions.[7]

It is sometimes considered a diagnosis of exclusion.[8]

See also


  1. Ambros-Rudolph CM, Black MM, Vaughan Jones S (29 August 2008). "9. The Papular and Pruritic Dermatoses of Pregnancy". In Black MM, Ambros-Rudolph C, Edwards L, Lynch PJ (eds.). Obstetric and Gynecologic Dermatology E-Book. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 73–77. ISBN 978-0-7234-3445-0. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Rapini RP, Bolognia JL, Jorizzo JL (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  3. James WD, Beger T, Elston D (2006). Andrews' diseases of the skin : clinical dermatology (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6.
  4. Tunzi M, Gray GR (January 2007). "Common skin conditions during pregnancy". American Family Physician. 75 (2): 211–218. PMID 17263216.
  5. Kroumpouzos G, Cohen LM (April 2003). "Specific dermatoses of pregnancy: an evidence-based systematic review". American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 188 (4): 1083–1092. doi:10.1067/mob.2003.129. PMID 12712115.
  6. Sterry W, Paus R, Burgdorf WH (8 March 2006). Dermatology. Thieme. pp. 331–. ISBN 978-1-58890-258-0. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  7. Ingber A, Lebwohl M (18 December 2008). Obstetric Dermatology: A Practical Guide. Springer. pp. 151–. ISBN 978-3-540-88398-2. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
  8. Horn TD (2003). Dermatology. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 454–. ISBN 978-0-323-02578-2. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2010.