The threat of type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome on maternal well-being during pregnancy: early delivery may make the difference.

@article{Lurie1998TheTO,
  title={The threat of type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome on maternal well-being during pregnancy: early delivery may make the difference.},
  author={Samuel Lurie and M Manor and Zion J Hagay},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={245-8}
}
We describe a successful management of a pregnancy in a woman with type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome that included an elective caesarean section and tubal ligation at 32 weeks' gestation. We identified 26 women (including ours) who had been pregnant with well-documented characteristics of type IV Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in the literature. These 26 women had 50 pregnancies. Ten (38.5%) died during pregnancy or in the immediate postpartum period. The maternal mortality rate per pregnancy in type IV… CONTINUE READING

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