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Dermatoses of pregnancy

Miriam Keltz Pomeranz, MD
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Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Robert P Dellavalle, MD, PhD, MSPH
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Rosamaria Corona, MD, DSc


The dermatoses of pregnancy are a heterogeneous group of pruritic inflammatory dermatoses that occur exclusively during pregnancy and/or in the immediate postpartum period [1]. These include the following conditions, which are discussed below [2-6]:

Pemphigoid gestationis

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy [PUPPP])  

Atopic eruption of pregnancy (eczema in pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy, pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy)

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (see "Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy")


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