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Skin rash is defined as a
condition of skin change of the color and appearance and can be
localized or affected the whole body. Skin rashes during pregnancy can
be normal or abnormal, in some cases it can have a negative health
affects to the mother and fetus. If you are experience certain itching
with or without rash, please consult with your doctor as soon as
There are some common types of skin rash in pregnancy, including
Papular Dermatitis of Pregnancy
Papular Dermatitis of Pregnancy is a rare pruritic eruption of
widespread urticarialike papules and defined as a condition of abnormal
blood clot in pregnancy, as result of low levels of cortisol and
estrogen levels and chorionic gonadotropin elevation levels produced by
produced by the pituitary gland. Approximately, it affects one in
every 300 pregnant women.
b.1. Raised Red spot with crust cover
b.2. Affects mostly pregnant women in the third trimester of her second pregnancy.
b.3. Elevation of the levels of Urine chorionic gonadotropin (UCG).
b.4. Rash all over the body.
b.5. It is is a rare pruritic eruption of widespread urticarialike papules, spots continue to appear until delivery.
b.6. Very itchy
c. Causes and risk factors
causes of Papular Dermatitis of Pregnancy is a result of hormonal
imbalance of elevated levels of chorionic gonadotropin, and lower levels
of estrogen and cortisol.
In a study of Papular dermatitis of pregnancy by Michaud RM, Jacobson D, Dahl MV., researchers found that high doses of systemically administered corticosteroids controlled the disease,
but papules developed in increased numbers when the dosage was reduced
below 80 mg/day. After parturition, widely scattered papules of
similar morphology developed in the patient; these persisted for 11
months despite the absence of retained placental fragments and normal
findings from UCG determinations. New papules continued to develop
premenstrually, suggesting an influence of normal pituitary gonadotropic
hormones or other aggravating humoral factors on the eruption.
According to another study of Papular dermatitis of pregnancy by
Pruett KA, Kim R. researcher found that These lesions may occur at any
time during the pregnancy and may be associated with increased fetal
wastage. The response to corticosteroids is prompt and gratifying to
the patient and the physician. Therapeutic doses of prednisone have not
been associated with increased fetal loss. The etiology of the
condition is unknown and it may recur with subsequent pregnancies.
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