SDPA Fall | Female Ano-genital
Dr. Bethanee Schlosser from Northwester University, presented a fantastic lecture on Pregnancy and skin disease. She covered various dermatoses that cause itching in pregnant females; pemphigoid gestationis, polymorphic eruption of pregnancy, atopic eruption of pregnancy, and cholestasis of pregnancy.
Dr. Schlosser shared these clinical pearls:
• Cholestatic itchy is typically worse at night and usually during the 3rd trimester
• Babies should be delivered prior to 37 weeks in patients with cholestasis to minimize fetal harm
• Psoriasis in pregnancy generally poses minimal risk to the fetus
• PEP can be distinguished from other rashes because it spares the umbilicus
Her final parting clinical pearl is visit the mothertobaby.org website. This valuable tool can provide information concerning the use of drugs during pregnancy and lactation.
At the conclusion of his lecture, Dr. Schlosser hosted a Faculty Q & A for attendees in the Mingle Zone.