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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences Trust
ISSN: 0019-5359
EISSN: 1998-3654
Vol. 59, No. 3, 2005, pp. 109-112
Bioline Code: ms05016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 59, No. 3, 2005, pp. 109-112

 en Case Report - A case of autoimmune myopathy in pregnancy
Pasrija Shikha, Rana Ritu, Sardana Kabir, Trivedi SS

Abstract

Autoimmune diseases are not found frequently with pregnancy in clinical practice. Polymyositis Dermatomyositis have a prevalence of 2.4-10.7/ 100,000 in general population. This is further low in pregnant women. It is associated with 57% perinatal morbidity and increased maternal and fetal mortality. Literature suggests that pregnancy outcomes are poorer if it manifests early in gestation while development or exacerbation in second or third trimester is associated with a better fetal prognosis. Not many case reports are published where the disease was diagnosed in third trimester. We present a case detected in third trimester, which was initially mistaken as a case of allergic reaction, however timely diagnosis and adequate management resulted in good fetal and maternal outcome.

Keywords
Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Myopathy, pregnancy

 
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