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Pregnancy dermatoses

Pregnancy dermatoses

What are pregnancy dermatoses?

Pregnancy dermatoses are rashes that only occur in pregnancy. There are four main conditions:

Pregnant women may also develop other rashes common to the general population such as urticaria, viral rashes, pityriasis rosea or scabies.  However, this information discusses only pregnancy-specific skin conditions. Management of pregnancy dermatoses is typically co-ordinated between a dermatologist and an obstetrician. Safety of the unborn baby is a major consideration with any treatment.

This information has been written by Dr Genevieve Sadler