Occurrence of De Quervain's tendinitis during pregnancy

Arch Intern Med. 1985 Nov;145(11):2083-4.


Six women developed De Quervain's tenosynovitis during pregnancy. Onset was never before the fifth month. Two patients also had carpal tunnel syndrome. In two otherwise untreated patients, tendinitis resolved only after discontinuation of nursing. We discuss the possibility of association with hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones / physiology
  • Humans
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / etiology*
  • Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology
  • Tenosynovitis / etiology*
  • Tenosynovitis / physiopathology


  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones