Show Summary Details
Page of

Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMDs) and Pregnancy 

Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMDs) and Pregnancy
Inherited Metabolic Diseases (IMDs) and Pregnancy

Ahmed I. Ahmed

, Sarah Aldhaheri

, and Allison Bannick

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 08 March 2021

Inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs) are rare genetic disorders: clinically heterogeneous, and they can present at any age. With the expanded newborn screening panels, many of the IMDs have been successfully screened. Early diagnosis and treatment of these conditions have led to improved neurological outcomes and overall survival of these individuals, and now many of them are reaching childbearing age. Despite treatment, the potential presence of preexisting organ involvement may not only impact their fertility potentials but also may impose a higher risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Pregnancy leads to an extra strain on maternal metabolism; this may result in the manifestation of symptoms of a previously unknown disease or a progression of a known disease. This chapter will address the possible complications of some inherited disorders of metabolism that are associated with maternal or fetal neurological manifestations such as disorders of energy metabolism (eg, mitochondrial disorders, adult onset urea cycle disorders, ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency, amino acidopathies, phenylketonuria (PKU), and impaired fatty acid oxidation disorders). We will provide special emphasis on the available potential treatments and plan of care during pregnancy and postpartum periods.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.