Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pre...

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An interesting blog post by Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway discussing skin changes during pregnancy.

She discusses stretch marks (striae gravidarum), pregnancy related itching (pruritus gravidarum), skin lesions called spider angiomatas, red palms (palma erythema), rash that is associated with pregnancy, called PUPPPs (Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy), and the most serious skin disorder in pregnancy called Pemphigoid Gestationis which is a rare, autoimmune disease.

According to Dr. Linda Burke-Galloway, skin rashes during pregnancy should not be ignored or self-treated. At least three skin disorders that are associated with pregnancy can have an adverse effect on the fetus.

 

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