Intended for healthcare professionals

Dermatoses of pregnancy: a guide to diagnosis

The dermatoses of pregnancy are a heterogenous group of conditions specific to the pregnant or postpartum woman and are linked by their pruritic nature. The subject has been historically complicated by a variety of misleading and confusing terminologies. This article aims to give an overview of the current classification and diagnosis of these dermatoses, as making the correct diagnosis in a timely fashion has crucial implications for both the mother and the fetus.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(2): 8–12
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