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Pregnancy in a patient with nemaline myopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17267873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Nemaline myopathy is a rare, slowly progressive neuromuscular disorder, characterized by generalized skeletal and smooth muscle weakness and hypotonia. It is extremely rare in pregnancy. However, it may adversely affect pregnancy, and pregnancy may exacerbate the natural progress of the condition. CASE: We report a woman with nemaline myopathy diagnosed during pregnancy who presented primarily with respiratory symptoms. This report reviews the clinical spectrum of nemaline myopathy and its management, which resulted in the delivery of a healthy infant. CONCLUSION: It is important that the clinician has a clear understanding of the clinical spectrum of nemaline myopathy, the available methods for perinatal diagnosis, and optimal antenatal care. A multidisciplinary team approach is emphasized, with specific reference to the method of analgesia and anesthesia during labor and route of delivery.
Osama S Eskandar; Seumas D Eckford
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-02-20     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  501-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Myopathies, Nemaline / complications,  diagnosis*
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*
Prenatal Care

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