Papular dermatitis of pregnancy is a condition characterized by widespread intensely pruritic papules that show no particular anatomic predilection. These lesions may occur at any time during the pregnancy and may be associated with increased fetal wastage. The response to corticosteroids is prompt and gratifying to the patient and the physician. Therapeutic doses of prednisone have not been associated with increased fetal loss. The etiology of the condition is unknown and it may recur with subsequent pregnancies.