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Skin in pregnancy

Author(s): Raj Sujata | Khopkar Uday | Kapasi Akila | Wadhwa S

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
ISSN 0378-6323

Volume: 58;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 84;
Date: 1992;
Original page

Keywords: Pregnancy | Dermatoses

Screening for cutaneous disorders was undertaken in 1,175 pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic. Skin disease or STD being encountered in 114 (9.7%). Pruritus was present in 7.1 percent and was mostly due to candidiadis. The physiological skin changes were frequently observed. Candidiasis was by far the commonest infection with a 2.9 percent incidence. Syphilis was the commonest STD followed by Donovanosis and condyloma acuminata. Specific pregnancy dermatoses were seen in 1.5 percent and included prurigo gestationis, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques (PUPPP) and pruritus gravidarum.
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