Nursing Care of a Women with Myasthenia Gravis during Pregnancy - A Case Report

Sophia Cyril Vincent, Judie Arulappan*, Harshita Prabhakaran, Wafaa S. Al Hasani

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Abstract

Background: Myasthenia gravis may be of special concern during pregnancy. The major complications include the Myasthenia crisis and respiratory failure. However, it can lead to preterm labor, difficult delivery and baby may be born with myasthenia gravis. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to enlighten the progress and nursing care of woman who survived with Myasthenia gravis during pregnancy. The authors also have described the outcome of both the mother and the newborn. Methods: Case analysis was done to evaluate the progress of pregnant woman with myasthenia gravis. The informed consent was obtained from the woman and permission was sought to publish the details without disclosing the personal information. Conclusion: The case presented here has significant clinical interest as it is a rare case. A multidisciplinary team approach is required to manage Myasthenia gravis during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • multidisciplinary team approach
  • myasthenia gravis
  • pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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