16th Derma Clinic Symposium

16th Derma Clinic Symposium‏!

Dear Dermatology Student Club Members ,

On the behave of Derma Clinic and Dr.Ahmad Al Issa , we the dermatology student club would like to invite you to attend the 16th Derma Clinic Symposium held in Marrit Hotel -Riyadh ,SA on Friday December 18 , 2015 from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm – “Makarem meeting room”

Kindly note the following:

1-Registeration is “on site” (free)
2-There will be certificates for attendance
3- Attached in the program

*Derma symposium is a Saudi Health Council accredited for 4 CME hours


we look forward to seeing you there !

Dermatology Student Club

Dermatology Student Club 1st 2015 Actitivties

Dermatology Student Club 1st Training and Research Events 2015! 


Dear Club members ,

We are pleased to announce the first activity of this year which includes two events:
1- An Introduction Into Research ( how to conduct and publish) 

2-An Introduction Into Basic History Taking Skills and Examination of Skin Lesions (Training session)  

Both will take place on the same day December 5, 2015 .
The Venue : King Saud bin Abdulaziz University of Health Science , Riyadh (https://www.google.com/maps?q=24.754589,46.853351&hl=en-US&gl=us)

The lecturer: Dr. Ahmed Abu-Zaid who is :
A graduate from Alfaisal University since 2 years and is currently teaching medical students from year 1 to year 3 Professional skills course. He has an outstanding research profile with over 50 publications in various fields.

The time line :
From 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm :An introduction into research
From 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm:break , prayer and refreshments
From 3:15pm – 5:00 pm :Training session
From 5:00 pm – 5:15pm: Answering questions

Please register in the following links for one/both events:

Introduction to Research ( http://goo.gl/forms/2l9qLQ8E4o )

History Taking Skills and Examination of Skin Lesions (http://goo.gl/forms/ohbkbsJnLO)

Kindly note the following :

1- The deadline for the registration is on Wednesday December 2 , 2015 12:00 pm
2- You may register in one or both events
3- If you are looking into an opportunity for a summer elective in Dermatology you must attend the training event
4-If you are interested in a research publication you must attend all research related events 
5-certificates will be provided for both events

Event poster: 

We look forward to seeing you there !

Regards ,
Editorial Team

Skin Changes and Diseases During Pregnancy

Skin Changes and Diseases During Pregnancy! 


(Photo credit: https://beautyhealthtips.in/common-skin-conditions-during-pregnancy/)

*By: Dr. Heba Yousef Al-Ojail

The maternal skin and appendages undergo normal physiological changes during pregnancy, as do other organ systems. Cutaneous diseases that are specific to the gravid state may also occur.

Remember that what is common in nonpregnant patients is also common in pregnancy. Always think of common diseases first—atopic dermatitis, acne, and scabies are all commonly misdiagnosed as other, more exotic conditions. 

They can be grouped into :

  1. Dermatoses of Pregnancy; are skin disorders that are limited to pregnant and puerperal women.
  • Pemphigoid gestationis/herpes gestationis “associated with fetal risk”
  • Cholestasis of pregnancy “associated with fetal risk”
  • Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP)/polymorphic eruption of pregnancy (PEP) “no fetal risk”
  • Prurigo of pregnancy—may include pruritic folliculitis “no fetal risk”

2.    Pigmentary Changes of Pregnancy

  • Hyperpigmentation: anogenital region, areola-nipple complex, axillae, inner thighs.
  • Linea nigra on abdomen
  • Melasma
  • Nevi and freckles darkening

3.   Vascular Changes of Pregnancy

  • Gingival hyperemia or hyperplasia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Nonpitting edema
  • Palmar erythema
  • Pyogenic granulomas
  • Spider angiomas
  • Varicose veins
  • Vasomotor instability

4.    Hair Changes of Pregnancy

  • Hirsutism
  • Postpartum telogen effluvium
  • Postpartum androgenetic alopecia

5.    Nail Changes of Pregnancy (None are Pathognomonic)

  • Subungual hyperkeratosis
  • Onycholysis
  • Transverse grooving
  • Brittleness

6.     Connective Tissue Changes of Pregnancy

  • Striae gravidarum/stretch marks (in up to 90%)

7.     Glandular Changes of Pregnancy

  • Increased eccrine & sebaceous function
  • Decreased apocrine function

8.     Diseases Potentially Improved During Pregnancy

  • Acne
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Fox-Fordyce disease
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis

9.     Diseases Potentially Worsened During Pregnancy

  • Infections: Candida vaginitis, condyloma acuminata, herpes simplex, leprosy, pityrosporum folliculitis, trichomoniasis, VZV
  • Immune-mediated diseases: Dermatomyositis/polymyositis,lupus erythematosus, pemphigus vulgaris, systemic sclerosis
  • Metabolic diseases: Acrodermatitis enteropathica, porphyria cutanea tarda
  • Connective tissue disorders: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, pseudoxanthoma elasticum
  • Miscellaneous: AIDS, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma,erythrokeratoderma variabilis, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, neurofibromatosis

Heba AlOjail, MBBS
Dammam University
Dammam, Saudi Arabia


Uptodate: Dermatoses of Pregnancy

Uptodate: Skin, Hair, Nail, and Mucous Membrane During Pregnancy

Thieme Clinical Companions Dermatology book

Derm Notes: Dermatology Clinical Pocket Guide