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Pregnancy in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: a case report.

Authors
  • Ewart, R M
  • Burrows, R F
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of perinatology
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
14
Issue
5
Pages
293–295
Identifiers
PMID: 9259947
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The mitochondrial diseases are uncommon multisystem disorders characterized by the presence of functionally and/or structurally abnormal mitochondria. As there have been few reports of the obstetrical care of affected patients, we wish to document two pregnancies in a woman with a Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (Kearns-Sayre-like syndrome). Both pregnancies were complicated by preterm labor and hypertension.

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