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Neurological disease in pregnancy

G.G. Lennox and John D. Firth

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1412

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Neurological disease in pregnancy

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Thiamine deficiency—caused by the combination of the nutritional demands of pregnancy and hyperemesis gravidarum, presenting as a subacute sensory neuropathy or (less commonly) acute Wernicke’s encephalopathy.

Chorea—all types are exacerbated in pregnancy, an effect termed chorea gravidarum.

Malignancies—choriocarcinoma (see Chapter 14.17) can cause brain or spine metastases, the former giving rise to strokes through infarction or haemorrhage, and the latter to cord or cauda equina compression....

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Subjects: Obstetrics

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