Ischemic neuropathy and rhabdomyolysis as presenting symptoms of postpartum cardiomyopathy.
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SourceJournal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 27, 4, (2009), pp. 458-60
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PI Group Systems Neurology
F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Subject111 000 Intention & Action; 111 008 Body schema deficits in Parkinson's disease; DCN 1: Perception and Action; IGMD 5: Health aging / healthy living; ONCOL 4: Quality of Care; ONCOL 5: Aetiology, screening and detection
Rhabdomyolysis and peripheral neuropathy are two distinct disease entities which are rarely encountered in combination. We present a woman with rhabdomyolysis and peripheral neuropathy 3 weeks postpartum. Her symptoms were caused by bilateral femoral artery thrombosis due to postpartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). This demonstrates that PPCM may present with predominantly non-cardial symptoms and underscores the importance of rapidly recognizing this disorder.
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