Objective To determine the frequency of pruritic dermatoses among pregnant women. Methods This, cross-sectional study was conducted at Obstetrics out-patient department, Bahawal- Victoria Hospital,
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, over a period of 6 months in 238 Pregnant women of age ranging from 20 to 40 years. Following specific pruritic dermatoses of pregnancy were searched and recorded on pre-designed proforma and analyzed: pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, prurigo of pregnancy, intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, eczema in pregnancy and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy.
Results Among 238 pregnant women, 14 [5.9%] presented with pruritic dermatosis of pregnancy while in rest of 224 [94.1%] patients no specific dermatosis of pregnancy was found. Out of those 14 patients, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy was seen in 5 [35.7%] patients, eczema in pregnancy in 4 [28.6%] , pemphigoid gestationis in 2 [14.3%] , prurigo of pregnancy in 1 [7.1%] , intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy in 1 [7.1%] and pruritic folliculitis of pregnancy in 1 [7.1%] patient. The dermatoses of pregnancy was detected in 5 [35.7%] patients in the age group 20-25 years, 4 [28.6%] patients of age group of 26-30 years, 2 [14.3%] patients of age group of 31-35 years and 3 [21.4%] patients of age group of 36-40 years of age.
Neelma Kanwal ,Muhammad Khalid ,Jamil Ahmad Shaheen ,
Frequency of pruritic dermatoses among pregnant women,
J. Pak. Assoc. Dermatol. 2015;
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