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Skin reaction in a patient with chronic abdominal pain

BMJ 2018; 361 doi: (Published 18 April 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1322
  1. Katrina Watson, GPST1 in dermatology,
  2. Allan Matthews, consultant dermatologist
  1. Department of Dermatology, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  1. Correspondence to K Watson katrina.watson1{at}

A 26 year old pregnant woman with chronic abdominal pain of unclear cause was seen at 25 weeks’ gestation with longstanding marked skin discoloration (fig 1) and fragility over her abdomen …

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