• The management of the pregnant woman with a medical problem presents
the clinician with particular problems. An understanding of how a medical disease
affects pregnancy and how any pre-existing medical condition is affected by
pregnancy is required. In addition the clinician must take into account the
second patient - the fetus - and be aware of how drug therapy and management
strategies may influence fetal well-being.
• With tables, bullet points and boxes of key points, this text deals with the most common and serious medical conditions encountered in pregnancy, with a chapter for each system including heart disease, hypertension, thromboembolism, diabetes, skin problems, and gastrointestinal disease.
• The Fourth Edition also includes substantially updated chapters. It is in tabular format and concentrates on the differential diagnosis of common symptoms, signs and biochemical abnormalities encountered in pregnancy.
•Hypertension and pre-eclampsia
•Thyroid and parathyroid disease
•Pituitary and adrenal disease
•Connective tissue disease
•Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other infectious diseases
Appendix 1: Drugs to avoid in pregnancy
Appendix 2: Normal laboratory values in pregnancy / non-pregnancy
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS IN PREGNANCY
•Abnormal thyroid function tests
•Abnormal renal function
•Jaundice / abnormal liver function