Disease Information for Herpes gestationis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blebs/vesicles/skin
Blisters
Bulla/bullous rash
Erythematous generalized rash
Erythematous, crusted papule
Excoriations
Fever and Rash
Genital rash/lesion
Increased pigmentation/tanning/hyperpigmented
Macular rash
Painful hives, persistent
Painful/tender rash
Periumbilical Rash at Onset
Polymorphous rash
Pruritis Itching
Rash
Rash hand/foot areas
Rash on palms and soles
Rash, maculopapular truncal
Rash/recurrent with pregnancies
Truncal distribution/rash
Urticaria, nonallergic/symptomatic
Vesicobullous rashes
Vesicular rash
Genital Erosions
Genital Skin Lesions
Headache
Genital lesions, female/Signs
Genital Sore/Ulcer
Fever
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Relapsing
Course/Subacute
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Pregnant
Patient/Pregnant second trimester
Patient/Pregnant, third trimester
Population Group
Woman
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult ('twenties')
Population/Adult Aged Only
Population/Adult/all
Population/Female
Population/Female-only/limit
Population/Woman patient
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Microlab/Direct fluorescent antibody/DFA abnormal
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Right Shift (Viral) Differential Smear (Lab)
HLA A1 (Lab)
HLA B8 (Lab)
HLA DRw3 (Lab)
HLA Specific association (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Anti-HG factor antibody (labs)
Eosinophiles (LAB)
WBC
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Skin biopsy/Subepidermal bulla/eosinophiles
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Chancroid
Chickenpox (varicella)
Chickenpox/herpes zoster virus
Chronic hives/urticaria
Drug induced Rash/eruption/herbal
Erythema multiforme
Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster
Impetigo herpetiformis
Pemphigoid, bullous
Pemphigus vulgaris
Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Urticaria/hives
Associated Disease & Complications
Bacteremia Septicemia
Eosinophilia Hypereosinophilia
Fetal wastage
Herpes gestationis
Hyperpigmentation
Impetigo/Pyoderm
Leukocytosis
Urticaria/hives
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Pregnancy
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Virus (category)
Class
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Fetal/conceptual products (category)
CLASS/Ovary/uterus/female genital (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Disorder recurs with future pregnancies
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Autoimmune disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Constitutional (HLA type/body type) (ex)
PROCESS/INCIDENCE/Rare disease (ex)
PROCESS/Pregnancy disorders (ex).
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid (Cortisone)
RX/Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Other Treatments
TX/Delivery/fetus/baby.
Definition

An itching polymorphous bullous eruption which occurs in pregnancy or the puerperium and which recurs in successive pregnancies.

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