Management of DYT1 dystonia throughout pregnancy
- 1University College London, London, UK
- 2Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK
- 3Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chase Farm Hospital, London, UK
- Correspondence to Mr Sathiji Nageshwaran,
A 30-year-old woman with generalised DYT1 dystonia, controlled with medication, presented at 9 weeks gestation with an unplanned pregnancy. A number of learning points were highlighted in management of the patient’s dystonia alongside pregnancy including avoidance of excessive medication exposure to the fetus, while maintaining symptom control to a level acceptable and safe for the patient and prenatal diagnostic testing. In our case there was no overt ill effect to the newborn. This is a common worry among pregnant women with dystonia and as such the authors felt it important to report.
Competing interests None.
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