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Movement disorders in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17940926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Movement disorders are not commonly seen during pregnancy. As a result, there are few studies on whether disease manifestations are affected by the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy or on the teratogenicity of commonly used medications for movement disorders on the developing fetus. This article discusses movement disorders that are seen only during pregnancy (chorea gravidarum) or that may present during pregnancy (restless legs syndrome), the effect that pregnancy has on symptoms and treatment (in Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, tic disorders, and Wilson's disease), and the role of genetic testing for movement disorders in genetic counseling for pregnant women.
Yvette M Bordelon; Marsha Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neurology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0271-8235     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neurol     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-17     Completed Date:  2008-01-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111343     Medline TA:  Semin Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Movement Disorders / classification,  etiology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*

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