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Combined maternal and congenital myotonic dystrophy managed by a multidisciplinary team.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10597970     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myotonic dystrophy is a rare autosomal dominant degenerative neuromuscular and neuroendocrine disease. Pregnancy can aggravate the maternal disease. Obstetrical complications include stillbirth, premature labor, polyhydramnion, abnormal presentation, prolonged labor, increased operative delivery, postpartum hemorrhages and anesthetic accidents. If the fetus is affected severe neonatal morbidity and mortality with arthrogryposis and mental retardation is common. We present a case where the family chose continuation of pregnancy with a known diagnosis of maternal and severe fetal myotonic dystrophy. A multidisciplinary team was used in the management of pregnancy and counseling the patient.
Authors:
I Atlas; A Smolin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-06     Completed Date:  2000-01-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Myotonic Dystrophy / congenital,  therapy*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*

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