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Image Number 210 (Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy)

 
Morphology:
Papules,red

Diagnosis: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

Site: Arm,forearm

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Polymorphous papules and plaques

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This seven-month-pregnant woman developed a symmetric erythematous pruritic eruption consisted of polymorphous papules and plaques primarily involving the striae of pregnancy on the lower abdomen and spreading to the extremities.  The cause and pathogenesis of PUPPP are not known but it tends to resolve spontaneously shortly after delivery.

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