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Neuromuscular diseases in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17940925     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neuromuscular disease in pregnancy is a broad topic and includes focal neuropathies that occur with increased incidence during pregnancy and the puerperium, as well as preexisting inherited neuropathies or myopathies and chronic autoimmune diseases such as myasthenia gravis and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Although the precise etiology of the focal neuropathies is not completely understood, they do seem to be a direct effect of pregnancy or delivery. In most cases, prognosis for complete recovery is good. The incidence of inherited and autoimmune neuromuscular diseases in women of childbearing age is relatively rare, and our knowledge of their impact in pregnancy is limited. Most are able to deliver healthy infants; however, these patients present specific challenges to the neurologist and obstetrician. The most recent literature on this topic is reviewed.
Hannah R Briemberg
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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:  460-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Neuromuscular Diseases / classification,  etiology*
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*

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