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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 127628, 4 pages
Case Report

Pemphigoid Gestationis in a Third Trimester Pregnancy

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Merkez, Islampasa Mahallesi, Sehitler Caddesi, No. 74, 53100 Rize, Turkey
2Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Merkez, 53100 Rize, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Merkez, 25000 Erzurum, Turkey

Received 28 June 2014; Revised 15 September 2014; Accepted 21 October 2014; Published 9 November 2014

Academic Editor: Michael Geary

Copyright © 2014 Şenol Şentürk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare vesiculobullous dermatosis of pregnancy. It is commonly seen in second or third trimester. The diagnosis is frequently made with direct immunofluorescence studies of perilesional skin. Prompt recognition and appropriate management may reduce morbidity of this disease. Herein we present a case of pemphigoid gestationis occurring in a 33-year-old primigravida woman with symptoms of generalized pruritus.