Neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Preexisting and coincident neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy are challenging for clinicians because of the heterogeneity of disease and the limited data in the literature. Many questions arise regarding the effect of disease on the pregnancy, delivery, and newborn in addition to the effect of pregnancy on the course of disease. Each disorder has particular considerations and possible complications. An interdisciplinary team of physicians is essential. This article discusses the most recent literature on neuromuscular disorders in pregnancy including acquired root, plexus, and peripheral nerve lesions; acquired and inherited neuropathies and myopathies; disorders of the neuromuscular junction; and motor neuron diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guidon, AC; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • August 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 889 - 911

PubMed ID

  • 22840795

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22840795

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9875

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ncl.2012.04.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States