BMJ Case Rep 2018 Apr 7;2018. Epub 2018 Apr 7.
Department of Dermatovenereology, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
Pemphigoid gestationis (PG), also known as , is a rare autoimmune blistering disease specific to pregnancy, which usually presents in the second or third trimesters and, in 15%-25% of cases, during the immediate postpartum period.Although the ethiopathogeny of PG is not fully clarified, most patients develop antibodies against a 180 kDa transmembrane hemidesmosomal protein (BP180; BPAG2; collagen XVII). PG has a strong association with human leucocyte antigens DR3 and DR4. Read More