Background. - Pemphigoid gestationis is very seldom responsible for cutaneo
us lesions in new-borns through passive transfer of the autoimmune disease
from mother to infant.
Case report. - We report an additional case of a newborn presenting with an
extensive but transitory bullous eruption despite the absence of circulati
Conclusion. - Such examples of transplacental pemphigoid are so uncommon th
at the pathogenic role of 1gG autoantibodies is being questioned. (C) 2001
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