Susac syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy first manifesting in pregnancy

Ioannides, Zara A., Airey, Caroline, Fagermo, Narelle, Blum, Stefan, McCombe, Pamela A. and Henderson, Robert J. (2013) Susac syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy first manifesting in pregnancy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 53 3: 314-317. doi:10.1111/ajo.12069


Author Ioannides, Zara A.
Airey, Caroline
Fagermo, Narelle
Blum, Stefan
McCombe, Pamela A.
Henderson, Robert J.
Title Susac syndrome and multifocal motor neuropathy first manifesting in pregnancy
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-8666
1479-828X
Publication date 2013-06
Year available 2013
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12069
Volume 53
Issue 3
Start page 314
End page 317
Total pages 4
Place of publication Richmond, VIC, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Susac Syndrome (SS) and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) are rare autoimmune neurological conditions which can affect women of childbearing years. The effect of pregnancy on these disorders is poorly characterised. We report a case of SS first manifesting in pregnancy with challenges in diagnosis and management and a poor clinical outcome, and a case of MMN manifesting in pregnancy then relapsing in a subsequent pregnancy. A summary of other cases in the literature and the postulated underlying immune mechanisms is presented.
Keyword Autoimmunity in pregnancy
Multifocal motor neuropathy
Susac syndrome
Antibodies
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
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Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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