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Neurofibromatosis in pregnancy. Four case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3096908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neurofibromatosis (Recklinghausen's disease) is an autosomal dominant disorder that affects multiple organ systems. The disease usually manifests itself during puberty although it occasionally occurs during infancy and childhood. Pregnancy seems to exacerbate the condition. Four cases of neurofibromatosis during pregnancy are presented. Three of the patients had uneventful pregnancies and deliveries, and the fourth had severe thrombocytopenia. This complication has not previously been reported in association with neurofibromatosis in pregnancy. By close supervision of pregnant patients with neurofibromatosis, most complications can be avoided.
A Wiznitzer; M Katz; M Mazor; A Pinku; Z J Hagay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Israel journal of medical sciences     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0021-2180     ISO Abbreviation:  Isr. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:    1986 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-07     Completed Date:  1987-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013105     Medline TA:  Isr J Med Sci     Country:  ISRAEL    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hypertension / etiology
Neurofibromatosis 1* / complications
Pregnancy Complications / etiology
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic*
Thrombocytopenia / etiology

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