Peripheral neuropathy in pregnancy

Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2008 Feb;19(1):149-62, vii-viii. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2007.10.004.


Peripheral neuropathy, mononeuropathy and polyneuropathy, are not common in pregnancy. When complaints occur, however, even if minor, they can be bothersome to the pregnant woman. Peripheral nerve function may threaten the mother and fetus in various ways during gestation. Quick recognition and treatment efforts should therefore be the clinician's goal. This article reviews peripheral neuropathy in pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / drug therapy
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / etiology*
  • Cranial Nerve Diseases / physiopathology
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases* / etiology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases* / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*