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Women with pregnancy-related polymyositis and high serum CK levels in the newborn.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11839858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two previously healthy women developed an inflammatory myopathy before the term of their first pregnancy. Skeletal muscle biopsy led to a diagnosis of T cell-mediated polymyositis. Both babies were healthy, but their serum creatine kinase levels remained elevated for a few months after birth. Their mothers did well after corticosteroid treatment.
S Messina; G Fagiolari; C Lamperti; G Cavaletti; A Prelle; G Scarlato; M Bresolin; M Moggio; M Sciacco
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-12     Completed Date:  2002-03-28     Revised Date:  2012-02-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Centro Dino Ferrari, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Creatine Kinase / blood*
Infant, Newborn
Polymyositis* / blood,  etiology,  pathology
Pregnancy Complications / blood*,  pathology
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Reg. No./Substance:
EC Kinase

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