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Successful outcome of pregnancy in a patient with Cushing's disease under treatment with ketoconazole during the first trimester of gestation.
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PMID:  20923280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background. Ketoconazole is the most widely used medical treatment for Cushing's syndrome, but, because of its potential to cause birth defects, it is not recommended during pregnancy. Specifically, due to its antiandrogenic effects, ketoconazole entails theoretical risks of interfering with the development of external genitalia in male fetuses. Case. A pregnancy was diagnosed at 13 weeks of gestation in a 26-year-old woman with Cushing's disease under treatment with ketoconazole. The drug was withdrawn and the patient underwent transsphenoidal surgery at 16 weeks of pregnancy. She did not develop postsurgical adrenal insufficiency and was treated with metyrapone during the second and third trimesters of gestation. Partum was induced at 34 weeks of pregnancy. The patient delivered a healthy male infant with normal external genitalia. Conclusion. Treatment with ketoconazole during the critical period of organogenesis did not cause congenital birth defects to the male fetus of a woman with Cushing's disease. This report should be taken into account for future cases of unplanned pregnancies in women with Cushing's syndrome treated with ketoconazole, as well in those cases in which other therapeutic options are not feasible.
Mauro Boronat; Dunia Marrero; Yaiza López-Plasencia; Miguel Barber; Yaiza Schamann; Francisco J Nóvoa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1473-0766     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Endocrinology and Nutrition.
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