Neuropathy and pregnancy: An overview

C Rosier, J-P Camdessanché
Revue Neurologique 2021, 177 (3): 220-224
Peripheral nerve injuries are rare in pregnant women. Nevertheless, physiological changes linked to pregnancy may induce nerve lesion. In this review we propose to focus on peripheral nerve disorders the most frequently encountered in pregnant patients. Focal neuropathy or polyneuropathy may appear during pregnancy or at delivery. In other cases, pre-existing neuropathies may deteriorate during pregnancy. In addition to clinical description, we summarised management proposed in the literature.

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