Pregnancy and active Huntington disease: A rare combination

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  • We describe the complicated course of a rare pregnant woman with symptomatic Huntington disease (HD) and discuss multidisciplinary care issues that may be encountered. A 31-year-old gravida 2, para 1 with advanced HD was admitted at 30 weeks gestation for preterm labor. Her course was complicated by progressive cognitive and physical impairment, dysphagia, malnutrition, diabetes insipidus, aspiration pneumonia, chorioamnionitis, preterm delivery and pyelonephritis. Pregnant women with symptomatic HD may present multiple challenges requiring extensive multidisciplinary input.
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  • Hoskins KE; Tita ATN; Biggio JR; Ramsey PS
  • Start Page

  • 156
  • End Page

  • 157
  • Volume

  • 28
  • Issue

  • 2