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Takayasu arteritis in pregnancy: safe management options in antenatal care. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17652935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu arteritis is a nonspecific chronic inflammatory vascular disease of unknown etiology with a higher incidence during the child-bearing years. It usually involves the branches of the aortic arch. Most of the patients enter the pregnancy being already diagnosed as having the disease and being on medication. The state of the disease in early pregnancy is a definitive factor for determining its management. Although it seems that pregnancy is a state favorable to this disease, nevertheless, complications should be anticipated, and close multidisciplinary maternal and fetal surveillance is mandatory. Early-onset hypertension is the commonest complication, and its magnitude during the late gestational period is the second definitive factor for the management of these pregnancies. A vaginal delivery should be aimed at term with continuous electronic fetal monitoring. The immediate postpartum period is usually uncomplicated despite the circulatory alterations that take place.
Nikolaos Papantoniou; Ioannis Katsoulis; Ioannis Papageorgiou; Aris Antsaklis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-07-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1421-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-29     Completed Date:  2007-12-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Alexandra Regional General Hospital, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Disease Management
Fetal Monitoring / methods
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*,  therapy
Prenatal Care / methods*
Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*,  therapy

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