Pregnancy related skin changes and skin diseases

Authors

  • Tahmida Hassan Associate Professor, Department of Dermatolology and Venereology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Masuda Mohsena Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abida Sultana Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Lubna Khondoker Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Shiropa Islam Junior Consultant, Upozilla health complex, Ghatail, Tangail
  • Razia Sultana Child Development Centre, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v44i2.27256

Keywords:

Pregnancy, skin changes, peurperium

Abstract

The skin and related structures undergo changes during pregnancy and peurperium. They can be separated into three categories - hormone related pregnancy specific and preexisting. the physiologic changes are mainly of cosmetic importance. The pregnancy specific skin diseases have associated symptoms. Most skin conditions resolve post partum and only require symptomatic treatment. Some of them are associated with an increase in both fetal and/or maternal morbidity and mortality.

Bangladesh Med J. 2015 May; 44 (2): 112-116

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Author Biography

Tahmida Hassan, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatolology and Venereology, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka



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Published

2016-04-05

How to Cite

Hassan, T., Mohsena, M., Sultana, A., Khondoker, L., Islam, S., & Sultana, R. (2016). Pregnancy related skin changes and skin diseases. Bangladesh Medical Journal, 44(2), 112–116. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmj.v44i2.27256

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