Pruritus in Pregnancy and Its Management.

  title={Pruritus in Pregnancy and Its Management.},
  author={Mark A. Bechtel},
  journal={Dermatologic clinics},
  volume={36 3},
  • M. Bechtel
  • Published 1 July 2018
  • Medicine
  • Dermatologic clinics

A review of pruritus in pregnancy

It is critical for all providers caring for pregnant women to be familiar with pregnancy-specific and non-specific conditions associated with pruritus to most effectively manage this unique population of women.

Rashes in Pregnancy.

Reclassification of pregnancy-specific dermatoses, which has since been widely accepted by the academic dermatology community, includes intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP); pemphigoid gestationis (PG); polymorphic eruption ofregnancy (PEP), also known as pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy; and atopic eruption of pregnancy.

Intra-Hepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy and Its Consequences: A Review

To reduce perinatal death with expectant treatment beyond this gestation, it is recommended that a pregnancy be terminated near 36–37 weeks of pregnancy.

Serum IL-13 Level in Pregnancy Related Pruritus

The findings of this research show that IL is greater for patients with more severe pruritus and may explain the higher IL level for these patients, so that early detection of IL levels may contribute towards improved pregnant women's health.

ROC Curve Analysis of the Sensitivity and Specificity of Biochemical Detection of Intrahepatic Cholestasis during Pregnancy.

This study did not find any single specificity and sensitivity markers that could be used to reliably diagnose intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and will pay more attention to the correlation between sensitive biochemical indicators and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Klinische Shortcuts in der Differenzialdiagnostik von Pruritus

Clinical shortcuts such as taking a detailed medical history can provide clues to the underlying cause of chronic pruritus in order to achieve targeted diagnostic workup or to avoid unnecessary testing.

Erupción polimorfa durante el puerperio inmediato

Presentar un caso de erupción polimorfa del embarazo, con aparición en el puerperio, describiendo a manera de revisión of the literatura los conocimientos que se tienen hasta la actualidad de dicha patología benigna y autolimitada.

Pruritus gravidarum/jeuk (zonder huidafwijkingen) en zwangerschapscholestase

  • Tim Robbers
  • Medicine
    Kleine Kwalen en alledaagse klachten bij zwangeren
  • 2019



Pruritus in pregnancy: treatment of dermatoses unique to pregnancy.

Although most cases of pruritus can be attributed to itchy dry skin, there are conditions unique to pregnancy that involvePruritus as a leading symptom.

Specific dermatoses of pregnancy and their treatment

The clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of five dermatoses occurring during pregnancy are reviewed: pruritic urticarial papules and plaques ofregnancy, atopic eruption of pregnancy, pemphigoid gestationis, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy and pustular psoriasis of pregnancy.

Dermatoses of pregnancy.

The dermatoses of pregnancy represent a distinct heterogenous group of cutaneous disorders that can impact the health of the pregnant woman and potentially the fetus and important clinical features can aid in diagnosis.

Pruritus in Female Patients

  • J. Lambert
  • Medicine
    BioMed research international
  • 2014
This review aims to focus on not only itch problems specific to women, namely, pruritic vulvodermatoses, but also the specificPruritic dermatoses of pregnancy, and focuses on the diagnostic issue of these diseases.

Recent developments in the specific dermatoses of pregnancy

The pathophysiology of these latter two conditions, ICP and PG, are more serious conditions, and both carry the potential for serious risks to both the mother and the fetus.

Dermatoses of Pregnancy - Clues to Diagnosis, Fetal Risk and Therapy

The new classification of pregnancy dermatoses is discussed in detail, a practical algorithm to facilitate the management of the pregnant patient with skin lesions is presented, and clinical characteristics, in particular timing of onset, morphology and localization of skin lesions are crucial for diagnosis.

A prospective study of 200 women with dermatoses of pregnancy correlating clinical findings with hormonal and immunopathological profiles

This study indicates that all patients with specific dermatoses of pregnancy conformed well to the classification established by Holmes and Black in 1983, although the frequency of eczema in pregnancy is highlighted, to speculate as to possible causes.

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy: clinicopathology and potential trigger factors in 181 patients

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is the most common specific dermatosis of pregnancy, however, its clinical characterization is controversial and its pathogenesis uncertain.