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Psoriasis and the Pregnant Woman: What are the Key Considerations?
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PMID:  22089504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy is characterized by multiple physiologic changes. During the entire gestational period, both mother and infant are vulnerable to a variety of external and internal factors. Maternal disease, use of certain medications, drugs, alcohol, smoking, and radiation exposure can have devastating effects on the fetus. Pregnancy-related complications in women with psoriasis can be caused by both the disease and the treatment. The response of the maternal placenta to psoriasis-induced inflammation and comorbid conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, and depression, may also influence the pregnancy. Herein, we review the relationship between psoriasis and undesirable pregnancy outcomes.
J L Landau; M N Moody; N Kazakevich; L H Goldberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skin therapy letter     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1201-5989     ISO Abbreviation:  Skin Therapy Lett.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891441     Medline TA:  Skin Therapy Lett     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
DermSurgery Associates, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Dermatology, Weill Cornell Medical College, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, USA; Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA.
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