Author(s): Osman H, Rubeiz N, Tamim H, Nassar AH
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with striae gravidarum (SG). STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of 112 primiparous women delivering at a private teaching hospital was conducted. Participants were assessed during the immediate postpartum period for evidence of SG. Presence and severity of SG were compared to characteristics of women using t tests and Chi-square tests. RESULTS: Sixty percent of the study participants had developed SG. Women who developed SG were significantly younger (26.5 +/- 4.5 vs 30.5 +/- 4.6; P < .001) and had gained significantly more weight during pregnancy (15.6 +/- 3.9 vs 38.4 kg +/- 2.7; P < .001). Birthweight (BW), gestational age at delivery, and family history of SG were associated with moderate/severe SG. CONCLUSION: Maternal age and weight gain during pregnancy are associated with SG. BW, family history of SG, and gestational age at delivery are associated with moderate/severe SG.
This article was published in Am J Obstet Gynecol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research