Dangers of psoriasis during pregnancy

Dangers of psoriasis during pregnancy


JENISE.>>89. WE’LL TAKE IT, BETTY.>>>THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 6 MILLION BABIES BORN IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR BUT UP TO 2 MILLION MAY NOT SURVIVE DUE TO SOME COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS AFFECTING THEIR MOTHER. LOCAL 10 MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER HAS DETAILS.>>REAL IMPORTANT NEWS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. WE’VE ALL HEARD OF PSORIASIS THAT CHRONIC SKIN CONDITION THAT IS FRUSTRATING BUT NOT CONSIDERED DANGEROUS. THIS DERMATOLOGIST SAYS WOMEN WHO HAVE THAT CONDITION BEFORE THEY’RE PREGNANT MAY SEE THEIR SYMPTOMS IMPROVE. BUT WOMEN THAT DEVELOP SO RYE SIS DURING EG — PSORIASIS DURING PREGNANCY COULD HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS.>>THE BABY COULD HAVE SERIOUS AFFECTS SUCH AS LOW BIRTH WEIGHT. PLACENTA INEFFICIENCY WHICH COULD AFFECT THE BABY AND CAUSE STILL BIRTH OR NEONATAL DEATH TOO. AND IT CAN CAUSE, YOU KNOW, DEFORMITIES. WE DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ONES BUT IT CAN CAUSE DEFORMITIES IN THE BABY.>>DR. VIVA SAYS THE GREATEST RISK TO THE BABY IS DURING THE THIRD TRIMESTER A TIME WHEN PATIENTS SHOULD BE CLOSELY MONITORED. ALSO IN OUR HEALTH CAST TODAY RESEARCHERS HAVE IDENTIFIED A GENE THAT PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF A DEFECT FOUND IN BABIES BORN TO WOMEN WHO HAVE DIABETES. RESEARCHERS DISCOVERED WHEN A FETUS IS EXPOSED TO TOO MUCH GLUCOSE IT CAN LEAD TO NEUROTUBE DEFECTS AND THAT AFFECTS THE BRAIN AND THE SPINAL CORD IN THE FIRST MONTH OF PREGNANCY. INFANTS WITH NEUROTUBE DEFECTS ARE USUALLY STILLBORN OR CAN DIE AFTER BIRTH. WOMEN WITH DIABETES ARE THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO HAVE THIS. RESEARCHERS ARE HOPING THE FINDINGS WILL LEAD TO GREAT EARLY INTERVENTIONS TO PROTECT UNBORN BABIES.>>>WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THAT LITTLE GIRL WHO CAN’T EAT OR

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