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Neurological complications without eclampsia during pregnancy in Turkey.
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PMID:  21159040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: Some neurological diseases associated with pregnancy may develop initially during gestation, pregnancy may predispose the patient to some of these diseases or some may occur only with pregnancy. The aim of this study is to draw attention to the rare neurological diseases--other than eclampsia--that develop during pregnancy or the diseases initially described as associated with pregnancy.
METHODS: Our sample comprised of 16 pregnant women who developed neurological disorders that are rarely encountered or initially reported during this phase, eclampsia excluded.
RESULTS: The proportion of cerebrovascular diseases was 56%. The others included intracranial hypotension accompanied by seizures, cerebral primitive neuroectodermal tumor, ophthalmoplegic migraine, hemiplegic migraine, spinal segmental myoclonus, acute motor axonal neuropathy and acute motor axonal neuropathy associated with ophthalmoplegia.
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that by adopting a careful and correct approach and accurate neurological diagnosis, most of these patients could be treated successfully with good prognosis of the newborns.
Deniz Yerdelen; Mehmet Karataş
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  2011-10-28     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  202-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2010 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Neurology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Nervous System Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
Turkey / epidemiology

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