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Pregnancy and active Huntington disease: a rare combination.
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PMID:  18235509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the complicated course of a rare pregnant woman with symptomatic Huntington disease (HD) and discuss multidisciplinary care issues that may be encountered. A 31-year-old gravida 2, para 1 with advanced HD was admitted at 30 weeks gestation for preterm labor. Her course was complicated by progressive cognitive and physical impairment, dysphagia, malnutrition, diabetes insipidus, aspiration pneumonia, chorioamnionitis, preterm delivery and pyelonephritis. Pregnant women with symptomatic HD may present multiple challenges requiring extensive multidisciplinary input.
K E Hoskins; A T N Tita; J R Biggio; P S Ramsey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-05-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women's Reproductive Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249-7333, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorioamnionitis / epidemiology
Diabetes Insipidus / epidemiology
Huntington Disease* / epidemiology
Labor, Induced
Nutritional Support
Pregnancy Complications*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pyelonephritis / epidemiology
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