Oral and vulvar changes in pregnancy

Rochelle R. Torgerson, Mary L. Marnach, Alison J. Bruce, Roy S. Rogers

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Abstract

The endocrinologic, immunological, and vascular changes that occur during pregnancy are far-reaching. These systemic factors produce profound local impact on the physiology and pathology of the oral cavity, vagina, and vulva. Physiological changes can be expected and tolerable or of such severity that they are viewed as pathological. Existing disease can be exacerbated and dermatoses specific to pregnancy can erupt. Each of these conditions can pose potentially challenging treatment considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-132
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Dermatology
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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