Resident Rounds Part II: Dermatoses of Pregnancy

May 2015 | Volume 14 | Issue 5 | Features | 512 | Copyright © May 2015

Whitney Valins MD and Bobby Y. Reddy MD

Department of Dermatology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Abstract
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INTRODUCTION

The dermatoses of pregnancy are a group of skin conditions with variable presentations and distinguishing features. Differentiating among them becomes important as some may affect the outcome of the pregnancy and therefore the safety of mother and fetus. Below is a review of the dermatoses of pregnancy as well as normal physiologic changes of the skin that occur during pregnancy.
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