Pregnancy and the skin.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Physiologic skin changes and certain dermatoses characteristically occur during pregnancy. Any cutaneous change is rarely ignored, as the patient is concerned about her own and her fetus's well-being. Physiologic changes include pigmentation, vascular growth, varicosities, telogen effluvium, and striae. These changes are reviewed along with other dermatoses usually associated with pregnancy. Some dermatoses of pregnancy are infrequently reported, as an understanding of possible etiologies remains limited for the varied dermatoses.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murray, JC

Published Date

  • April 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 327 - 334

PubMed ID

  • 2191803

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8635


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States