Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy Questions & Answers

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What is the prevalence of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What causes polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What is the prognosis of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What is included in patient education about polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

What is the role of DIF in the diagnosis of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Treatment

How is polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP)?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines, 1st Generation are used in the treatment of Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy?