Movement disorders and pregnancy: A review of the literature

@article{Kranick2010MovementDA,
  title={Movement disorders and pregnancy: A review of the literature},
  author={Sarah M. Kranick and Ellen M. Mowry and A. E. Colcher and Stacy Horn and Lawrence I Golbe},
  journal={Movement Disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={25}
}
Pregnant patients are rarely encountered in the movement disorders clinic, but they present significant dilemmas regarding treatment and counseling for neurologists. While movement disorders in pregnancy once described those disorders arising de novo during pregnancy, such as chorea gravidarum or restless leg syndrome, advancing maternal age in Western countries will likely increase the number of women in whom pregnancy complicates a pre‐existing movement disorder. Physicians treating these… 
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