Iatrogenic skin disorders are most commonly caused by skin injury, which may lead to infection and scarring. These can occur before labour, during delivery or after birth. Procedures that may lead to skin disorders during pregnancy include Chorionic Villous Sampling and Amniocentesis. During delivery, skin injury may be caused by use of Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Forceps and Ventouse Extractions. After birth, iatrogenic skin disorders are mainly seen in infants who require intensive care. This may be related to use of nasal prongs for respiratory support, arterial catheters, needles for blood sampling, extravasation injuries from venous lines, and from the use of adhesives or transcutaneous monitors.
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