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Hodgkin's disease during pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16440830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The simultaneous presence of cancer and pregnancy is rare but occurs, creating extreme scenarios in clinical practice. Hodgkin's disease (HD), affects primarily young adults and therefore obstetricians may confront young women with this type of lymphoma during pregnancy. We report a case of a 27-year-old woman with HD who presented during the 28th week of gestation. After counseling the couple decided to continue with the pregnancy. The patient received conservative treatment with regression of the symptoms and rapid improvement of her general condition. At 36 weeks of gestation a healthy infant was born and the patient underwent chemotherapy after delivery with complete resolution of the disease.
Authors:
I Korkontzelos; N Antoniou; N Akritidis; A Demou; A Zagaliki; S Lykoudis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-30     Completed Date:  2006-03-30     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, State General Hospital of Ioannina G. Chatzikosta, Ioannina, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use
Female
Hodgkin Disease / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Pregnancy Outcome
Remission Induction

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