search
for
 About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News  Donations


Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0973-3922
Vol. 73, No. 2, 2007, pp. 151-155
Bioline Code: dv07049
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 73, No. 2, 2007, pp. 151-155

 en Net Study - A clinical study of skin changes in pregnancy
Kumari, Rashmi; Jaisankar, TJ & Thappa, Devinder Mohan

Abstract

Background: During pregnancy profound immunologic, metabolic, endocrine and vascular changes occur, that are responsible for the changes of the skin and its appendages, both physiologic and pathologic.
Aims: We undertook a clinical study to find out the frequency and pattern of skin changes in pregnant women.
Methods: All consecutive pregnant women were included in the study.
Results: A total of 607 pregnant women were included in this study. Of these, 303(49.9%) pregnant women were primigravida and 304(51.1%) were multigravida. Skin changes grouped into: physiological changes (all cases), specific dermatoses (22 cases) and other dermatoses affected by pregnancy (125 cases). Most common physiological changes were pigmentary alterations seen in 555 (91.4%) followed by striae seen in 484(79.7%) cases. Of the various specific dermatoses of pregnancy, pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) was the most common disorder (14 cases) followed by pruritus gravidarum (5 cases). The most common dermatoses affected by pregnancy were candidal vaginitis (17 cases), acne vulgaris (15 cases), skin tags (15 cases), eczemas (14 cases).
Conclusion: This study brings into focus various skin changes during pregnancy in south India.

Keywords
Physiologic changes, Pregnancy dermatoses, Specific dermatoses

 
© Copyright 2007 Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology.
Alternative site location: http://www.ijdvl.com

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2022, Site last up-dated on 19-Jan-2022.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Internet Data Center of Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa, RNP, Brazil