Diagnosis of maternal cystic fibrosis during pregnancy.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Pediatrics; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Creator Varner, Michael W.
Title Diagnosis of maternal cystic fibrosis during pregnancy.
Date 1983-03
Description The third and fourth cases of maternal cystic fibrosis diagnosed during pregnancy are presented. Quantitative pilocarpine iontophoresis (sweat chlorides) must be performed to establish the diagnosis. Other important findings include recurrent or persistent respiratory symptoms, chest x-ray abnormalities, abnormal pulmonary function studies, and abnormal arterial blood gases. Gastrointestinal tract dysfunction and a positive family history for respiratory disease also suggest the diagnosis. Pregnant patients with cystic fibrosis require careful and frequent cardiopulmonary and gastrointestinal surveillance. A higher incidence of premature labor is noted and all patients are best managed in tertiary referral centers. Patients should also be monitored carefully during the puerperium because maternal pulmonary decompensation may occur during this time.
Type Text
Publisher Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Volume 61
Issue 3
First Page 2
Last Page 7
Subject Pregnancy; Cystic Fibrosis; Chlorides; Respiratory Insufficiency
Subject MESH Cystic Fibrosis; Chlorides; Pregnancy Complications; Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Johnson SR, Varner MW, Yates SJ, Hanson R. Diagnosis of maternal cystic fibrosis during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 1983 Mar;61(3 Suppl):2S-7S. Rretrieved on May 29th 2007 from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?CMD=Display&DB=pubmed
Rights Management Copyright © Wolters Kluwer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 61(supplement), 2S-7S, 1983
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2020-05-07
ID 704331
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6d79vqt
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