Successful full-term pregnancy in familial Mediterranean fever complicated with amyloidosis: case report and review of the literature

Fetal Diagn Ther. Mar-Apr 1993;8(2):129-34. doi: 10.1159/000263761.

Abstract

Pregnancy during familial Mediterranean fever complicated with amyloidosis and severe nephrotic syndrome is rare and may cause several maternal and fetal complications. Asymmetrical intrauterine growth retardation, superimposed preeclampsia, thromboembolic phenomena, resistant anemia and renal failure only partially represent the possible complications. A successful outcome of a full-term pregnancy is presented and the efficiency of colchicine, a high protein diet, acetylsalicylic acid and dipyridamole is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amyloidosis / complications*
  • Amyloidosis / therapy
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Colchicine / therapeutic use
  • Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage
  • Dietary Proteins / therapeutic use
  • Dipyridamole / therapeutic use
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever / complications*
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / complications*
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications*
  • Pregnancy Outcome*

Substances

  • Dietary Proteins
  • Dipyridamole
  • Aspirin
  • Colchicine