Pemphigoid gestationis and bullous lesions in the newborn

Citation
V. Laugel et al., Pemphigoid gestationis and bullous lesions in the newborn, ARCH PED, 8(10), 2001, pp. 1071-1074
Citations number
16
Language
FRANCESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Pediatrics
Journal title
ARCHIVES DE PEDIATRIE
ISSN journal
0929-693X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1071 - 1074
Database
ISI
SICI code
0929-693X(200110)8:10<1071:PGABLI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
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 ng autoantibodies. Conclusion. - Such examples of transplacental pemphigoid are so uncommon th at the pathogenic role of 1gG autoantibodies is being questioned. (C) 2001 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.