Psoriasis and the pregnant woman: what are the key considerations?

Jennifer L. Landau, Megan N. Moody, Natalia Kazakevich, Leonard H. Goldberg

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Pregnancy is characterized by multiple physiologic changes. During the entire gestational period, both mother and infant are vulnerable to a variety of external and internal factors. Maternal disease, use of certain medications, drugs, alcohol, smoking, and radiation exposure can have devastating effects on the fetus. Pregnancy-related complications in women with psoriasis can be caused by both the disease and the treatment. The response of the maternal placenta to psoriasis-induced inflammation and comorbid conditions, such as obesity, hypertension, and depression, may also influence the pregnancy. Herein, we review the relationship between psoriasis and undesirable pregnancy outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalSkin therapy letter
Issue number9
StatePublished - Oct 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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