Aust J Gen Pract 2021 12;50(12):898-903
AM, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MPH, FACD, FAFOEM, Consultant Dermatologist and Occupational Physician; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University, Vic; Honorary Associate Professor, The University of Melbourne, Vic; Director, Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre, Vic.
Background: Women with rashes or itchy skin during pregnancy will often present initially to the general practitioner. Knowledge of the specific dermatoses of pregnancy will assist in diagnosis, management and, importantly, facilitation of timely escalation of care of conditions that can potentially affect the fetus.
Objective: The aim of this article is to provide a diagnostic framework for approaching a pruritic rash during pregnancy as well as a helpful summary of management of pregnancy-specific dermatoses. Read More