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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23--25

Skin in pregnancy

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, JJM Medical College, Davangere - 577004, India

Correspondence Address:
V Shivakumar
No.66, 11th Cross Indira Nagar, 1st stage, Bangalore-560038
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PMID: 20885031

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Screening for skin and sexually transmitted diseases was undertaken in 170 pregnant women in all the trimesters of pregnancy. Pruritus was the commonest presenting symptom (58.82%). Candidiasis (21.78%) was the commonest cause of white discharge per vagina. Condylomata acuminata (4.70%) was the commonest sexually transmitted disease. Three patients (1.76%) were seropositive for HIV infection. The commonest dermatological disorder observed was scabies (17.64%) while 48 other diseases accounted for less than 10% each.


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