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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
ALVES, Gilvan Ferreira; NOGUEIRA, Lucas Souza Carmo and VARELLA, Tatiana Cristina Nogueira. Dermatology and pregnancy. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2005, vol.80, n.2, pp. 179-186. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962005000200009.
This study is a literature review on dermatology and pregnancy from 1962 to 2003, based on Medline database search. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy was not included because it is not a primary dermatosis; however, its secondary skin lesions must be differentiated from specific dermatoses of pregnancy. This overview comprises clinical features and prognosis of the physiologic skin changes that occur during pregnancy; dermatoses influenced by pregnancy and the specific dermatoses of pregnancy. A discussion on drugs and pregnancy is presented at the end of this review.
Keywords : Dermatology; Pregnancy; Pathology.