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Pregnancy: A "modifiable" risk factor in MS?
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PMID:  22402865     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the first half of the 20th century, some women with multiple sclerosis (MS) were advised by their neurologist not to become pregnant, or even to have a therapeutic abortion if they did.(1) However, now it is widely accepted that relapse rate is reduced during pregnancy, at least in the second and third trimester. Furthermore, there is no evidence that pregnancy is associated with negative long-term consequences and some studies have actually suggested beneficial effects.(2,3).
Martin Daumer; Brian G Weinshenker; Rhonda Voskuhl
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-7
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Title:  Neurology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Sylvia Lawry Centre for MS Research e.V.-The Human Motion Institute (M.D.), Munich, Germany; Department of Neurology (B.G.W.), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and Multiple Sclerosis Program (RV.), Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.
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