Psoriasis in Pregnancy: A Review

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Nahla Shihab
Michael Tyutyunik
Mark Lebwohl


psoriasis, pregnancy


Psoriasis is a complex autoimmune disease, most commonly characterized by silvery scale erythematous plaque. During pregnancy, there is a physiologic change of immunology status, which shifts from an inflammatory state to an anti-inflammatory state, in order to avoid fetal rejection. As a result of this immunomodulatory changes, the majority of pregnant patients experience improvement of their psoriasis. The treatment of psoriasis in pregnancy can be challenging, mainly because there is only a few evidence-based studies. The objective of this paper is to review the relevant data on psoriasis in pregnancy and its treatment.


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