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The Brazilian database on pregnancy in multiple sclerosis.
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PMID:  21159421     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To report the results from the Brazilian database on multiple sclerosis (MS) and pregnancy. METHODS: Retrospective data from MS patients who became pregnant at any time of their disease were sent to a Brazilian database, using a specific file for this purpose. RESULTS: Data on 128 women (142 pregnancies) from 30 neurologists working in 21 cities in Brazil were collected. Patients' average age at pregnancy was 29.8 years (range 16-42). EDSS at start of pregnancy was 1.5±1.4; and the relapse rate in the year preceding pregnancy was 1.2±1.5. Exposure to medication at any time during pregnancy was high (69.7%): 48.6% to interferon beta; 14.1% to glatiramer acetate; and 7% to other immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive drugs. There was a significant decrease in relapse rate during pregnancy. The prevalence of complications was relatively low, with 4.9% of obstetric and 1.4% neonatal unfavorable outcomes. CONCLUSIONS: Our patients had low degrees of disability, short histories of disease, high drug exposure, and relatively high relapse rate in the year previous to pregnancy. Obstetric and neonatal outcomes were successful in over 90% of our patients.
Authors:
A Finkelsztejn; Y D Fragoso; M L B Ferreira; M A Lana-Peixoto; S V Alves-Leon; S Gomes; B P Damasceno; M F Mendes; P R Salgado; E C Correa; E R Comini-Frota; D S Diniz; P D Gama; D R Kaimen-Maciel; R R Morales; W O Arruda; A K Grzesiuk; J M N Khouri; J S Lopes; C F Rocha; R Domingues; M V M Gonçalves; M A Lorenti; M K F Parolin; F Siquineli; E D Tosta; J B B Brooks; A S Gallina; L D M Melges; H H Ruocco
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
HC de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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