Neurological Emergencies in Pregnancy

  • Sucharita Ray
  • Rohit Bhatia
  • Mamta Bhushan Singh


Pregnancy in women is important for significant and marked physiological changes occurring to the body. Several disease conditions are known to have marked exacerbations as well as abetment during pregnancy owing to these changes occurring in the body. The pathophysiologic mechanisms for exacerbation can be secondary to pregnancy itself or may occur due to a completely unrelated mechanism. It is of extreme importance to understand the pathophysiologic mechanism and behavior of each of these disease conditions to ensure timely treatment and reduce morbidity and mortality of both mother and child. Here we focus on the neurological conditions with acute aggravations during pregnancy as well as primarily non-neurological conditions with a significant neurologic complication which may occur in pregnancy and discuss their modes of presentations, pathophysiologic basis, treatment, etc. The condition of cerebral venous thrombosis is dealt with in detail elsewhere in this book and hence will not be covered in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sucharita Ray
    • 1
  • Rohit Bhatia
    • 1
  • Mamta Bhushan Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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