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Article
January 1952

PREGNANCY AND APOCRINE GLAND DISEASES: HIDRADENITIS, FOX-FORDYCE DISEASE

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO

From the Departments of Dermatology, University of Illinois College of Medicine, and the Cook County Hospital.

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;65(1):12-19. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530200016002
Abstract

USEFUL literature on pregnancy and its effects on the skin and cutaneous diseases is scattered and for the most part sketchy. The clinician would lose little by confining himself to about three good, modern reviews, if he did not care to exhaust the subject of this relationship. Latterly there has been an increasing number of studies on the influence of pregnancy on both the physiology and the pathology of the skin. It is to be hoped that all this work of a fundamental nature will in the end prove of benefit to us in clinical dermatology.

As the reader mulls over the several worth-while reviews, he is immediately struck by the disagreements and divergent opinions they contain. Here and there he finds an attempt to strengthen with statistics the validity of some contention, but all of us have learned to shy away from and be suspicious of this

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