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Autonomic dysreflexia triggered by breastfeeding in a tetraplegic mother.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18843434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To highlight an unusual cause of autonomic dysreflexia in tetraplegia and present a review of the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Case report of a patient in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, UK. METHODS: A 33-year-old woman with C6 incomplete tetraplegia presented with signs and symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia attributed to breastfeeding. RESULTS: Cessation of breastfeeding was effective in stopping autonomic dysreflexia. CONCLUSION: Autonomic dysreflexia is associated with a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Identification of the triggering cause is vital in order to prevent further complications. Breastfeeding is an unusual and unexpected cause of autonomic dysreflexia.
Authors:
Fras Dakhil-Jerew; Susan Brook; Fadel Derry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1651-2081     ISO Abbreviation:  J Rehabil Med     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-09     Completed Date:  2008-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088169     Medline TA:  J Rehabil Med     Country:  Sweden    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  780-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, UK. fdjerew@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Autonomic Dysreflexia / diagnosis,  etiology*
Breast Feeding*
Female
Humans
Quadriplegia / complications,  physiopathology*
Risk Factors

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