Clinician's Photo Guide to Recognizing and Treating Skin Diseases in Women: Part 2. Pregnancy-Related Dermatoses

, University of Singapore in Singapore, National Skin Centre in Singapore

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In addition to the skin diseases that are found in nonpregnant women, pregnant women are susceptible to dermatoses specific to pregnancy. It is important for clinicians to be able to recognize and treat these cutaneous disorders. The effect of the disease and its treatment on pregnancy is an important aspect in the management of dermatoses in women of childbearing age. Drugs that cross the placenta barrier and exert undesirable effects on the fetus should be avoided. When prescribing drugs to women who are pregnant or in their reproductive years, physicians should weigh the risks versus the benefits derived from administering the drug.


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