Respiratory diseases in pregnancy Introduction

Konx, A. J.
April 2001
Thorax;Apr2001, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p324
Academic Journal
The purpose of this article is to cover the important lung diseases that are likely to be encountered in pregnancy. The five articles in the series have been written by acknowledged experts in the field and provide an important source of knowledge for respiratory physicians and other specialists concerned with the management of these patients. Chronic lung diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and tuberculosis may present unique management problems in pregnancy. The majority of cases the treatment of respiratory diseases in pregnancy should follow standard guidelines, there are important exceptions such as the use of warfarin in pulmonary embolism.


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