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Adrenal Diseases During Pregnancy: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management Strategies.
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PMID:  23514671     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
: Adrenal diseases-including disorders such as Cushing's syndrome, Addison's disease, pheochromocytoma, primary hyperaldosteronism and congenital adrenal hyperplasia-are relatively rare in pregnancy, but a timely diagnosis and proper treatment are critical because these disorders can cause maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Making the diagnosis of adrenal disorders in pregnancy is challenging as symptoms associated with pregnancy are also seen in adrenal diseases. In addition, pregnancy is marked by several endocrine changes, including activation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The aim of this article was to review the pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, diagnosis and management of various adrenal disorders during pregnancy.
Authors:
Mahdi Kamoun; Mouna F Mnif; Nadia Charfi; Faten H Kacem; Basma B Naceur; Fatma Mnif; Mohamed Dammak; Nabila Rekik; Mohamed Abid
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Endocrinology Department, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia.
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