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Dermatoses of pregnancy.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Str Mãrã e ti 5, Timisoara, Romania. magdalenapaunescu@yahoo.com

Abstract

The dermatoses of pregnancy represent a heterogeneous group of pruritic inflammatory skin diseases related to pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. Whereas some dermatoses are distressing only to the mother because of severe pruritus, others are associated with fetal risks including fetal distress, prematurity, and stillbirth. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential for improving maternal and fetal prognosis. This review discusses the various pregnancy dermatoses in detail and offers an algorithmic approach to their diagnosis and management.

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