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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Pemphigoid gestationis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Gestational pemphigoid
  • Herpes gestationis
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  • I have a question regarding follow up care for the infants born to mothers with pemphigoid gestationis. I had a very severe case of PG during the 2nd trimester of my 1st pregnancy. I was on 100mg of prednisone to try to get a handle on the fast progression. My son was born 2 weeks early with fetal growth retardation, weighing 2 lbs. He was placed on steroids as well. What are the long-term side effects for the infants? At the age of 32, he found out he was sterile. I cannot find ANY research on the children born to the women of this rare disease. Does anyone know who I can contact to ask about this? Click here for answer

  • My daughter has been diagnosed with pemphigoid gestationis 5 weeks after giving birth.  Do you have any information that can provide information on this rare autoimmune disease? Are there any clinical studies currently being performed? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Gestational pemphigoid
  • Herpes gestationis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.