Neurological Emergencies in Pregnant Patients

  • Jason SiegelEmail author


Neurological emergencies occur rarely in pregnant patients, but clinicians need an acute awareness of these diseases and a low threshold to investigate symptoms. Like nonpregnant patients, pregnant patients can experience ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, autoimmune neuromuscular weakness, seizures, and flare-ups of chronic neurological problems. Special considerations must be taken, however, in investigating the pathological etiology, investigational workup, and treatment options as these aspects can differ greatly from the general patient. In order to prevent iatrogenic complications, clinicians should also have knowledge of radiation limitations and teratogenic medications.


Pregnancy Preeclampsia Eclampsia PRES RCVS Amniotic fluid embolism Stroke Status epilepticus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Critical Care MedicineMayo Clinic FloridaJacksonvilleUSA

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