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Physiologic skin changes during pregnancy: a study of 140 cases.
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PMID:  9646127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The endocrine, metabolic, and immunologic changes during pregnancy give rise to a number of physiologic cutaneous changes. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated 140 pregnant women to determine the pattern of pregnancy-induced physiologic skin changes in our community. RESULTS: The various changes observed include: increased pigmentation (90.7%), striae (77.1%), edema (48.5), melasma (46.4%), vascular changes (34.2%), and others. CONCLUSIONS: Pigmentary changes were the most common finding, whereas the incidence of vascular changes was quite low (p < 0.01).
F Muzaffar; I Hussain; T S Haroon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of dermatology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0011-9059     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-17     Completed Date:  1998-09-17     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243704     Medline TA:  Int J Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, King Edward Medical College/Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Hyperpigmentation / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pregnancy / physiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second / physiology
Pregnancy Trimester, Third / physiology
Skin Physiological Phenomena*

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