Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy





Introduction

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is a pruritic condition associated with the last trimester.

Epidemiology

  • Incidence: 12.00 cases per 100,000 person-years
  • Peak incidence: 30-40 years
Condition Relative
incidence
Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy1
Atopic eruption of pregnancy0.75
<1 1-5 6+ 16+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ 80+

Clinical features

Clinical features
  • lesions often first appear in abdominal striae
  • management depends on severity: emollients, mild potency topical steroids and oral steroids may be used

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Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

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Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy