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Polymyositis complicating pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  434999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Reports of dermatomyositis and polymyositis during pregnancy are rare, there being only one previously published case that we know of in the literature. We report a case in which severe polymyositis developed during pregnancy and the patient experienced dramatic improvement following delivery. Since there is evidence that polymyositis is an immune-mediated disease, one has to speculate that the fetus and its complement of foreign antigens might have played a role in the patient's disease.
K A Bauer; M Siegler; M A Lindheimer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  139     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1979 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-06-29     Completed Date:  1979-06-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Delivery, Obstetric
Myositis* / immunology
Pregnancy Complications* / immunology
Remission, Spontaneous

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