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Maternal Diseases with Possible Impact on Pregnancy

  • Harald Leitich
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


In this chapter, the most relevant maternal diseases with possible adverse effects on pregnancy are briefly reviewed. The choice of maternal disorders covered in this chapter reflects the chances that they may be encountered in daily practice and that they may exhibit prominent features on fetal MR examinations. The topics covered in this chapter are: hypertensive disease, diabetes mellitus, thromboembolic disease, Rhesus alloimmunization, intrauterine infection, syphilis, Listeria monocytogenes infection, rubella, Parvovirus B19 infection, Cytomegalovirus infection, Varicella-zoster virus infection, and toxoplasmosis. Genetic diseases will be covered in a specific chapter of this volume and (with the exception of inherited thrombophilias) are not reviewed in this chapter.


Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Fetal Growth Restriction HELLP Syndrome Hypertensive Disease Maternal Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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