Review: Hyperthermia and fever during pregnancy.

  title={Review: Hyperthermia and fever during pregnancy.},
  author={Marshall J Edwards},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  volume={76 7},
An episode of hyperthermia is not uncommon during pregnancy. The consequences depend on the extent of temperature elevation, its duration, and the stage of development when it occurs. Mild exposures during the preimplantation period and more severe exposures during embryonic and fetal development often result in prenatal death and abortion. Hyperthermia also causes a wide range of structural and functional defects. The central nervous system (CNS) is most at risk probably because it cannot… CONTINUE READING