Recent developments in the specific dermatoses of pregnancy

  title={Recent developments in the specific dermatoses of pregnancy},
  author={Martha Perine Beard and George W. M. Millington},
  journal={Clinical and Experimental Dermatology},
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… 

Specific dermatoses of pregnancy other than pemphigoid gestationis.

The epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features as well as management of AEP and PEP are reviewed in detail, while ICP, which cannot be considered a primarily skin disease but may be managed first by dermatologists, are reported.

A review of literature of polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP), also known as pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy [PUPPP], is the most common of all the specific dermatoses of pregnancy and its exact pathogenesis is still unknown.

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.

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy: Review of literature

Abstract Polymorphic Eruption of Pregnancy (PEP) is one of the most common dermatosis related to pregnancy. PEP usually consists of pruritic papules and plaques appearing in the third trimester of

Pruritus in Pregnancy and Its Management.

Pemphigoid Gestationis and adverse pregnancy outcomes: A Literature review.

Pemphigoid Gestationis in a 15 Year Old Pregnant Patient, A Case Report and Literature Review

  • E. Dabaj
  • Medicine
    Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • 2019
This literature review includes an up to date comparison on the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of dermatoses in pregnancy, in order to help with the discrimination.

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.

Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Managing Pregnancy Dermatoses

A comprehensive literature review of pregnancy dermatoses focusing on nomenclature, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnosis, maternal risk, fetal risk, and treatment is provided.

Itch in Pregnancy Management.

  • J. Lambert
  • Medicine, Biology
    Current problems in dermatology
  • 2016
This chapter will focus on the specific dermatoses of pregnancy and the local and systemic treatment of pruritus in general during pregnancy.




The skin changes in pregnancy can be either physiological (hormonal), changes in pre-existing skin diseases or development of new pregnancy specific dermatoses, which are seen only in pregnancy.

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy in a photodistribution: a potentially new association?

A retrospective analysis of 181 patients with PEP in a large mixed ethnic population found that 13% of patients had multiple gestation pregnancies, with excessive maternal weight gain in 78%.

Pemphigoid gestationis: current insights into pathogenesis and treatment.

  • K. SemkovaM. Black
  • Biology, Medicine
    European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology
  • 2009

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) is a benign, self‐limiting, pruritic disorder of pregnancy, which usually affects the primigravida during the last trimester or immediately postpartum. Its

Atopic eruption of pregnancy: a new disease concept

  • M. Roth
  • Medicine
    Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
  • 2009
The use of propranolol saved the authors' patient from a potentially complicated tracheostomy and may have prevented significant tissue loss; the patient will be offered reconstructive surgery.

[Pregnancy dermatoses].

The symptoms of dermatoses of pregnancy should be classified according to polymorphic exanthema, which are characterized by urticarial lesions, or according to prurigo gravidarum, predominantly characterized by excoriated papules.

Severe persistent pemphigoid gestationis: long‐term remission with rituximab

A 31-year-old woman who developed PG during her third pregnancy in June 2004 is reported, who showed intensely pruritic papules and plaques predominantly located on the abdomen and extremities, with blisters and had moon face, obesity, iatrogenic diabetes and osteoporosis.