Myasthenia gravis and pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Treatment considerations for women who have MG and are of childbearing age are complicated. When possible, before pregnancy, establishing a plan for therapy is ideal, recognizing the potential concerns for the patient and the fetus. Decisions about treatment during pregnancy must balance the potential complications for the fetus, the patient, and even the integrity of the pregnancy. Most women who have MG are able to complete pregnancy successfully and deliver a healthy baby; however, there always is some risk that NMG may occur. Pregnant patients who have MG are served best at centers capable of providing coordinated expert care from neurologic, obstetric, and pediatric providers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ciafaloni, E; Massey, JM

Published Date

  • November 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 771 - 782

PubMed ID

  • 15474766

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15474766

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8619

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ncl.2004.06.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States