Yoshizawa Hiroshi
   Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Assistant Professor
Article types Original article
Language English
Peer review Peer reviewed
Title A woman who required long-term mechanical ventilation to treat limbic encephalitis during pregnancy.
Journal Formal name:Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Abbreviation:Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
ISSN code:(0001-5172)0001-5172(Linking)
Domestic / ForeginForegin
Volume, Issue, Page 51(2),pp.252-4
Author and coauthor Nishiyama K, Komori M, Narushima M, Yoshizawa H, Kawamata M, Ozaki M
Publication date 2007/02
Summary We describe our experience with a woman who had severe non-herpetic acute limbic encephalitis at 20 weeks' gestation. Despite receiving mechanical ventilation for about 3 months because of impaired consciousness and frequent convulsions, she had a normal delivery and an uneventful recovery with no sequelae. The patient did not respond to treatment with antiviral agents. Anticonvulsant agents were given while monitoring plasma drug concentrations. Early treatment and the prevention of complications apparently contributed to good outcomes in the mother and child.
DOI 10.1111/j.1399-6576.2006.01178.x
PMID 17073854