Dermatology Aspects

Dermatology Aspects

ISSN 2053-5309
Case report

Dariers disease and pregnancy

Julie A. Quinlivan1* and Louise C. O'Halloran2

*Correspondence: Julie A. Quinlivan

1. University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine, Centre for Women's and Children's Health, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Author Affiliations

2. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Department of Dermatology.


Darier's disease, also known as keratosis follicularis or Darier-White disease, is an autosomal dominant inherited condition. The disease usually has its onset in the teenage years, meaning it co-exists with the years of fertility in women. The potential dermatological and obstetric implications of Darrier's Disease, especially when it involves the groin and vulva, have not been well reported. We report a case of Darier's Disease associated with multiple antibiotic resistant folliculitis involving skin of the breasts, groin, vulva and perineum that precluded safe vaginal delivery.

Keywords: Pregnancy, caesarean section, darier's disease, MRSA, breast feeding

ISSN 2053-5309
Volume 1
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