The perinatal emphasis of Segawa's syndrome

Samuel Lurie*, Virgil Priscu, Zion Hagay

*Corresponding author for this work

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Segawa's syndrome is a hereditary progessive dystonia with diumal fluctuation, which in contrast to other chronic dystonia in childhood responds dramatically to levodopa therapy. Very little is known on how it affects pregnancy or how it is affected by the pregnancy. We present a case of pregnancy of a patient, suffering from Segawa's syndrome. The patient received levodopa throughout entire two consecutive pregnancies and gave birth to two healthy male infants. The only perinatal pathology was non-progressive labor. The safety of levodopa use in pregnancy is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-701
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatal Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Labor
  • Levodopa
  • Segawa's syndrome


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