Recent developments in the specific dermatoses of pregnancy

@article{Beard2012RecentDI,
  title={Recent developments in the specific dermatoses of pregnancy},
  author={Martha Perine Beard and George W. M. Millington},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={37}
}
During pregnancy, the mother undergoes changes to sustain and enable normal growth and development of the fetus. Common physiological changes include linea nigra, fibroepithelial polyps, striae, spider angioma, palmar erythema and pruritis gravidarum. However, there are some changes that are purely pathological, and these are termed the pregnancy‐specific dermatoses (PSDs). The PSDs occur during pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. They do not include the various benign conditions… 

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