Neuromuscular Disorders and Pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an overview of neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy, with a focus on diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Neuromuscular disorders with issues that occur in pregnancy include conditions that are acquired (including autoimmune) or genetic; each requires a unique approach to management and treatment prepartum, peripartum, and postpartum. Guidance in the literature regarding management and treatment options is predominantly from case series and retrospective reviews. Treatment can be complex, particularly in autoimmune neuromuscular diseases, because of the risks of side effects of the treatments that may affect the patient and fetus. SUMMARY: This article summarizes expectations, diagnosis, and management for a wide range of neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, JM; Gable, KL

Published Date

  • February 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 71

PubMed ID

  • 35133311

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-6899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/CON.0000000000001069


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States