Noninfectious respiratory disease in pregnancy
Mark J. Clinton, MD
Michael S. Niederman, MDAddress reprint requests to M.S.N., Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 222 Station Plaza N., Suite 400, Mineola, NY 11501.
Pregnancy increases the risk of many noninfectious respiratory conditions.OBJECTIVE
To review the clinical presentation and management of a variety of noninfectious respiratory conditions in pregnant women.SUMMARY
Asthma, aspiration pneumonia, venous air embolism, adult respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary embolism, and deep venous thrombosis may have unique features in pregnant women.CONCLUSIONS
Evaluation and treatment of these diseases and conditions requires an understanding of the normal physiologic alterations that accompany pregnancy and an awareness of the risks of medication use during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.