Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Sep 13;3(3):145-150. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
Department of Dermatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.
The treatment of acne during pregnancy is often limited by the potential toxicities that are posed to the fetus by the most common and effective acne therapies. As with all dermatoses during pregnancy, the treatment of acne vulgaris in this population requires a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits that are inherent to each treatment. We report on a case of a 30-year-old pregnant patient with severe acne conglobata who showed significant improvement with a combination treatment of topical modalities, oral metronidazole, and low dose prednisone during pregnancy. Read More