Herpes gestationis: One of the rare skin lesions in pregnancy

K. Naganathan, S. A.R. Doi, H. Jamiyah

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Herpes gestationis is a rare disease in pregnancy. A 35-year-old G3P2 presented during her third trimester with erythematous pruritic papular eruptions. Direct immunofluorescence of a skin biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of herpes gestationis. The patient responded well to prednisolone treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-403
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • herpes gestationis

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