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Diagnosis of acute neurological emergencies in pregnant and post-partum women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23332362     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute neurological symptoms in pregnant and post-partum women could be caused by exacerbation of a pre-existing neurological condition, the initial presentation of a non-pregnancy-related problem, or a new acute-onset neurological problem that is either unique to or occurs with increased frequency during or just after pregnancy. Pregnant and postpartum patients with headache and neurological symptoms are often diagnosed with pre-eclampsia; however, a range of other causes must also be considered, such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. Precise diagnosis is essential to guide subsequent management. Our ability to differentiate between the specific causes of acute neurological symptoms in pregnant and post-partum patients is likely to improve as we learn more about the pathogenesis of these disorders.
Jonathan A Edlow; Louis R Caplan; Karen O'Brien; Carrie D Tibbles
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Lancet. Neurology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1474-4465     ISO Abbreviation:  Lancet Neurol     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  2013-03-17     Revised Date:  2014-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101139309     Medline TA:  Lancet Neurol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Cerebrovascular Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Emergency Medical Services*
Headache / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nervous System Diseases* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Postpartum Period*
Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Seizures / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Comment In:
Lancet Neurol. 2013 Apr;12(4):336   [PMID:  23641477 ]
Lancet Neurol. 2013 Apr;12(4):329-30   [PMID:  23518324 ]
Lancet Neurol. 2013 Apr;12(4):330   [PMID:  23518326 ]

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