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 a skin condition of pregnancy consisting of itchy, excoriated small bumps of the proximal limbs and upper trunk, most often occurring between the 20th and 34th week of pregnancy.[2][3] It is type of atopic eruption of pregnancy.[4]

The exact etiology is unknown, but it is considered likely to be a flareup of eczema during pregnancy.[5] It is sometimes considered to be a term encompassing Besnier's prurigo gestationis and other conditions.[6] It is sometimes considered a diagnosis of exclusion.[7]

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, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "21. Chronic blistering dermatoses". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 466. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6. Archived from the original on 2023-07-01. Retrieved 2023-05-15.
  4. Stefaniak, Aleksandra A.; Pereira, Manuel P.; Zeidler, Claudia; Ständer, Sonja (March 2022). "Pruritus in Pregnancy". American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 23 (2): 231–246. doi:10.1007/s40257-021-00668-7. ISSN 1179-1888. PMID 35191007. Archived from the original on 2022-08-19. Retrieved 2023-05-16.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.