International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
2017, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part B
A case report: Acute neuromyelitis in pregnancy
Author(s): Dr. Kavitha LB, Dr. Sreelatha S, Dr. Vandana Ambastha, Dr. Shruthi K, Dr. Sumaya, Dr. Sandeep and Dr. Vedavathy Nayak
Abstract: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a demyleinating disease of the central nervous system. NMOSD is characterized by severe relapse of optic neuritis, longitudinal extensive myelitis and the presence of anti aquaporin-4 IgG (AQP4-IgG) in serum. Female factors like genetic, epi-genetic, or hormonal, may play an important role in pathogenesis. Female gonadal hormones, estrogen and progesterone, rise significantly during pregnancy, and decrease during the postpartum period. We are reporting a case of Gravida 2 Para1 Living1 Abortion 0 with full term with known case of acute neuromyelitis (on treatment for 3 years). Patient delivered vaginally, post natal period was uneventful.
Dr. Kavitha LB, Dr. Sreelatha S, Dr. Vandana Ambastha, Dr. Shruthi K, Dr. Sumaya, Dr. Sandeep, Dr. Vedavathy Nayak. A case report: Acute neuromyelitis in pregnancy. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2017;1(2):88-90. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2017.v1.i2b.26