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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Apr;68(4):663-671. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2012.09.034. Epub 2012 Nov 19.

Pregnancy and dermatologic therapy.

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1
Division of Dermatology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Electronic address: hoskins.kelly@gmail.com.
2
Division of Dermatology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Abstract

Dermatologists should be familiar with medication safety in pregnancy to be able to prescribe safely and confidently to pregnant women or women who may become pregnant during the course of treatment for dermatologic conditions. Topical medications should be considered first-line therapy for pregnant women, but certain systemic medications are safe to use in pregnancy and may be prescribed if necessary. Dermatologic surgery may be performed during the second trimester of pregnancy with proper positioning, but elective procedures should be delayed until the postpartum period.

PMID:
23182064
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaad.2012.09.034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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