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Myasthenia gravis and pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17365454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by varying degrees of weakness and easy fatigability of the skeletal muscles. Precipitants of myasthenic symptoms or crises include physical and emotional stress, systemic illness, infections, hypo or hyperthyroidism, pregnancy, any type of surgery with general anaesthesia as well as corticosteroids. The authors report two cases of MG in pregnancy and discuss briefly the various aspects of the disease course and management in pregnancy. As MG occurs predominantly in women of reproductive years, it is important that obstetricians are aware of this condition and its management in pregnancy.
Authors:
M Kalidindi; S Ganpot; F Tahmesebi; A Govind; S Okolo; W Yoong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-16     Completed Date:  2007-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Myasthenia Gravis / therapy*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome

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