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A case of autoimmune myopathy in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15805681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Autoimmune diseases are not found frequently with pregnancy in clinical practice. Polymyositis Dermatomyositis have a prevalence of 2.4-10.7/ 100,000 in general population. This is further low in pregnant women. It is associated with 57% perinatal morbidity and increased maternal and fetal mortality. Literature suggests that pregnancy outcomes are poorer if it manifests early in gestation while development or exacerbation in second or third trimester is associated with a better fetal prognosis. Not many case reports are published where the disease was diagnosed in third trimester. We present a case detected in third trimester, which was initially mistaken as a case of allergic reaction, however timely diagnosis and adequate management resulted in good fetal and maternal outcome.
Shikha Pasrija; Ritu Rana; Kabir Sardana; S S Trivedi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of medical sciences     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0019-5359     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-04-04     Completed Date:  2005-06-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373023     Medline TA:  Indian J Med Sci     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lady Hardinge Medical College and Shrimati Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Polymyositis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  immunology*
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  immunology*
Pregnancy Outcome

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