BACKGROUND: Hodgkin's disease occurs frequently in women of reproductive age. Anthracyclines in general and doxorubicin in particular are integral parts of therapy. CASE: A 24-year-old primigravida had dilated cardiomyopathy diagnosed at 34 weeks' gestation. Three years earlier she had been treated with chest radiation and combination chemotherapy, including doxorubicin, for Hodgkin's disease. CONCLUSION: The clinician should be aware of this manifestation. Multidisciplinary supervision throughout pregnancy as well as planned timing and mode of delivery are mandatory.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Journal of reproductive medicine|
|State||Published - 1 May 2004|
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Hodgkin disease
- Pregnancy complications, cardiovascular