Physiologic Skin Changes in Pregnancy - Differential ...
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Physiologic Skin Changes in Pregnancy - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm



Face

 • Melasma

Abdomen

 • Linea Nigra 

Hormone induced

 • Hyperpigmentation of areolae, axillae & genitalia

 • Increase in mole size & number (probable)

Skin

 • Palmar erythema

 • Spider Nevi

 • Cherry Hemangioma (Campbell de Morgan spot)

 • Pyogenic granuloma

Mucous Membranes

 • Chadwick's sign (bluish discoloration of cervix/vagina/vulva)

Other

 • Striae Distensae (striae gravidarum)

 • Distal Onycholysis

 • Subungual Keratosis

 • Hyperhidrosis

 • Miliaria

 • Dyshidrotic Eczema

 • Hirsutism (face, limbs, and back)



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