Dermatoses of pregnancy

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Dermatoses of pregnancy
SpecialtyDermatology, obstetrics

Dermatoses of pregnancy are the inflammatory skin diseases that are specific to women while they are pregnant.[1] While some use the term 'polymorphic eruption of pregnancy' to cover these,[2] this term is a synonym used in the UK for Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy,[3] which is the commonest of these skin conditions.[1]

Skin diseases seen during pregnancy include:[1][4][5][6]

Frequency[7] Onset in pregnancy[7] Condition
49.7% Early Eczema in pregnancy
21.6% Late Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
Saudi Arabia[8]
Late[8] Impetigo herpetiformis
4.2% Late Gestational pemphigoid also termed pemphigoid gestationis, and previously called herpes gestationis
3% Late Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy may also be included in this list.[1]
0.8% Early Prurigo gestationis
0.2% Early Pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy
  Late Spangler's Papular dermatitis of pregnancy
    Linear IgM dermatosis of pregnancy

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  1. ^ a b c d Tunzi M, Gray GR (January 2007). "Common skin conditions during pregnancy". Am Fam Physician. 75 (2): 211–8. PMID 17263216.
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. Page 470-471. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ Matz H, Orion E, Wolf R (Mar–Apr 2006). "Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy: polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PUPPP)". Clin Dermatol. 24 (2): 105–8. doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2005.10.010. PMID 16487883.
  4. ^ Holmes RC, Black MM (March 1983). "The specific dermatoses of pregnancy". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 8 (3): 405–12. doi:10.1016/S0190-9622(83)70046-0. PMID 6833540.
  5. ^ Callen JP (June 1984). "Pregnancy's effects on the skin. Common and uncommon changes". Postgrad Med. 75 (8): 138–45. PMID 6728733.
  6. ^ Sodhi VK, Sausker WF (January 1988). "Dermatoses of pregnancy". Am Fam Physician. 37 (1): 131–8. PMID 3276095.
  7. ^ a b Ambros-Rudolph CM, Müllegger RR, Vaughan-Jones SA, Kerl H, Black MM (March 2006). "The specific dermatoses of pregnancy revisited and reclassified: results of a retrospective two-center study on 505 pregnant patients". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 54 (3): 395–404. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2005.12.012. PMID 16488288.
  8. ^ a b Yap FBB (4 June 2008). "Impetigo herpetiformis: A case report and review of literature". Egyptian Dermatology Online Journal. 1 (4). ISSN 1687-3831. Retrieved 2009-07-09.

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