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Pregnancy in a patient with eosinophilic granulomatosis of the lung: a case report.
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PMID:  8159358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There are three syndromes of histiocytosis X: eosinophilic granulomatosis of the lungs, Hand-Schüller-Christian disease, and Letterer-Siwe disease. Although there have been five case reports of Hand-Schüller-Christian disease in pregnancy, we found none describing pregnancy in patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis. CASE: We present a report of eosinophilic granulomatosis of the lungs in pregnancy. The patient's pregnancy was complicated by fetal growth retardation (FGR) and oligohydramnios, but resulted in the delivery of a healthy infant. Her pulmonary disease remained stable. CONCLUSION: Pregnancy does not appear to exacerbate pulmonary eosinophilic granulomatosis. In this patient, pregnancy was complicated by FGR and oligohydramnios. This case report may be valuable in counseling patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis who are currently pregnant or contemplating pregnancy.
A G Mitra; S V Turpin; R C Cefalo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-17     Completed Date:  1994-05-17     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  811-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill.
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MeSH Terms
Eosinophilic Granuloma* / complications
Fetal Growth Retardation / etiology
Lung Diseases* / complications
Oligohydramnios / etiology
Pregnancy Complications*

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