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Pemphigus, myasthenia gravis, and pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3410984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 27-year-old woman with active but stable myasthenia gravis developed pemphigus while she was pregnant. Therapeutic abortion performed for personal reasons was followed by clinical and serologic improvement in her immunobullous disease. Both autoimmune conditions, pemphigus and myasthenia gravis, may be adversely affected by pregnancy. As with another immunobullous disease, herpes gestationis (bullous pemphigoid of pregnancy), hormonal factors appear to induce pemphigus. Although myasthenia gravis and pemphigus have been reported during pregnancy, this is the first instance of coexisting myasthenia gravis and pemphigus in a pregnant woman.
A J Kaufman; A R Ahmed; R P Kaplan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0190-9622     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  1988 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-03     Completed Date:  1988-10-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Therapeutic
Complement C3 / analysis
Immunoglobulin G / analysis
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*,  diagnosis
Pemphigus / complications*,  diagnosis,  immunology
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Complement C3; 0/Immunoglobulin G

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