Itchy rash in a pregnant woman
Usta, Jinan AR; American University of Beirut Medical Center
Ghosn, Samer; American University of Beirut Medical Center
Wehbe, Malak H
Gougerot and Carteaud confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CARP) is an uncommon dermatosis characterized by hyperpigmented scaly macules or papillomatous papules coalescing into confluent patches or plaques centrally with a reticular pattern peripherally. We report a 28 years old woman presenting at 16 weeks of gestation with an itchy rash that was biopsied and turned out to be consistent with CARP. Options for treatment were discussed but the woman refused to take any systemic therapy and used only moisturizers throughout her pregnancy. The rash subsided spontaneously after delivery.