DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20200506

Clinical evaluation of pathological dermatoses induced in pregnancy

Anshul Choudhary, Kshitij Saxena, Venket Rao Koti, Amir Shahid Ansari, Shivani Yadav, Titiksha Hans

Abstract


Background: Pregnancy can present with various dermatoses which is divided into physiological and pathological dermatoses. These dermatoses have various effects on pregnancy and patient’s life. The objective was to study the various pathological dermatoses.

Methods: A total of 1425 pregnant females attending dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology Out Patient Department of Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital were included, out of this 275 presented with pathological dermatoses. Detailed history, examination and investigations were done. Data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 21.0 (test).

Results: Pathological dermatoses was seen in 275 pregnant females ranged between 18 to 45 years. Infections or infestations and STDs (53.5%) were the most common dermatological conditions followed by pregnancy specific dermatoses (24.7%), acne and folliculitis (7.6%), non-specific itching (5.8%) and other conditions (10.9%).

Conclusions: Pregnant females suffer from number of pregnancy dermatoses. A knowledge of the profile of dermatoses during pregnancy is essential to plan preventive measures, care of the mother and the child.


Keywords


Pregnancy, Pregnancy specific dermatoses, Infections, Pruritus

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