Mitochondrial myopathy and preeclampsia associated with pregnancy

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1990 Jan;162(1):146-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9378(90)90837-w.


Mitochondrial myopathy is characterized by weakness, exercise intolerance, and acidosis. Pregnancy has been reported to accelerate the disease process. This report discusses pregnancy and management of labor complicated by mitochondrial myopathy and the therapeutic dilemmas that arise when preeclampsia is diagnosed.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mitochondria
  • Muscular Diseases / complications*
  • Muscular Diseases / physiopathology
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*