Physiologic skin changes in pregnancy

  • Reynold C. Wong
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    Reprint requests to Dr Reynold C Wong, Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School, C-2074 Outpatient Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109.
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    From the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School and the Dermatology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center
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  • Charles N. Ellis
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    From the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical School and the Dermatology Service, Veterans Administration Medical Center
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      Pregnancy produces many skin changes, some of which are specifically related to pregnancy (dermatoses of pregnancy) and others that are more common and called physiologic. These physiologic skin changes usually do not impair the health of the mother or the fetus; nevertheless, some can be cosmetically significant and of importance to the dermatologist. (J Am ACRD DERMATOL 10:929–940, 1984.)
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