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Neurological disease in pregnancy 

Neurological disease in pregnancy

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Neurological disease in pregnancy
Author(s):

G.G. Lennox

and John D. Firth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1412
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date: 22 August 2017

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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