Pregnancy Dermatoses

  title={Pregnancy Dermatoses},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Magdalena Roth},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  • M. Roth
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Some aspects regarding the etiology and the nosologic classification of various pregnancy dermatoses are highly controversial. While some authors highlight the existence of premises allowing several skin disorders to be re-grouped within broader disease concepts, others underline the absence of clear, undisputed etiopathogenetic data that could support such classifications.This review exhaustively analyzes the various pregnancy dermatoses (pemphigoid gestationis, intrahepatic cholestasis of… 

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