kk do pubmed search
PRURITIC FOLLICULITIS OF PREGNANCY
By Gary M. White, MD
Pruritic Folliculitis Of Pregnancy (PFP) is a sterile folliculitis occurring in pregnant women of unknown etiology. Of course, a bacterial folliculitis should be excluded.
- Onset is usually in the third trimester.
- There is no adverse effects on the fetus.
- Immunoflourescence is negative.
See pregnancy dermatoses.
In one review, all cases resolved before delivery [BJD 1999;141;71]. Narrow band UVB has been used successfully [BJD 1999;141;177]. In another report, a cream combining benzoyl peroxide 10% and hydrocortisone 1% was helpful [JAAD 1983;8;405]. Rogers et al [AD 1994;130;734] reported symptom reduction with betamethasone diproprionate applied topically.
Homepage | FAQs | Use of Images | Contact Dr. White
It is not the intention of RegionalDerm.com to provide specific medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. RegionalDerm.com only intends to provide users with information regarding various medical conditions for educational purposes and will not provide specific medical advice. Information on RegionalDerm.com is not intended as a substitute for seeking medical treatment and you should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and for answers to your individual questions. Information contained on RegionalDerm.com should never cause you to disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking treatment. If you live in the United States and believe you are having a medical emergency call 911 immediately.