Case Report

Pemphigus vulgaris in pregnancy. A rare case report

Ioannis Kokolakis, Fanis Makrigiannakis, Sabine Kruger, Konstantinos Krasagakis, Antonios Makrigiannakis



Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an autoimmune, bullous, mucocutaneous and potentially life-threatening disease. During pregnancy the occurrence of PV is exceedingly rare and its condition will become more complicated due to different mother’s hormone level and the effect of treatment on both mother and her fetus. PV may be associated with an adverse outcome, such as fetal growth restriction and preterm births. We report a case of a 33-year-old woman who was firstly diagnosed with PV during pregnancy…

Medical management of preterm labor

Thanassas J, Koukoura Ο, Κoumantakis G, Sifakis S

Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. The rate of preterm birth has steadily increased over the past two decades, possibly associated with the increase of the use of assisted reproductive treatments and the limited effectiveness of tocolysis. Tocolytic agents may postpone preterm labor for a short time, enough for the action of corticosteroids and the transfer …