Takayasu's syndrome in pregnancy

Academic Article


  • Two cases of Takayasu's syndrome in pregnancy are presented. The obstetric courses of these women are compared with those of 7 others described in the literature. Symptoms of this rare condition may respond variably during pregnancy. Of the 9 women, 5 had worsening of their symptoms during gestation while 4 had milder symptoms than they had had prior to pregnancy. The best therapy is rest. Vaginal delivery is recommended and cesarean section should be reserved for obstetric indications. © 1977 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 19453308
  • Author List

  • Hauth J; Gary Cunningham F; Young BK
  • Start Page

  • 373
  • End Page

  • 375
  • Volume

  • 50
  • Issue

  • 3