Dermatologic conditions in patients of color who are pregnant

Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24;3(1):30-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.019. eCollection 2017 Mar.


Certain dermatoses that present during pregnancy have a predilection for populations with skin of color (SOC). Additionally, certain systemic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus tend to be more aggressive during pregnancy and confer worse prognoses in women with SOC. The purpose of this review is to highlight the unique implications of selected diseases during pregnancy as it relates to SOC. Dermatologists should be vigilant for the unique clinical variations of dermatological conditions in patients of color who are pregnant to ensure correct diagnoses and optimize treatment outcomes.

Keywords: dermatoses; pregnancy; skin of color.

Publication types

  • Review