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PUPPP - Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

Rash Pictures - PUPPP

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Updated October 21, 2009

PUPPP - Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy
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PUPPP, also known as polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (or PEP), is the most common rash that exclusively affects pregnant women (eczema also is common but it can affect anyone). PUPPP usually occurs in the third trimester. The rash appears like hives within the stretch marks and can spread over the thighs, buttocks, breasts, and arms. It lasts an average of 6 weeks and resolves on its own 1 to 2 weeks after delivery.
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