Hyperemesis gravidarum: A review

Shipra Sonkusare

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Abstract

Vomiting in pregnancy is a very common phenomenon, though not well understood. The extreme form, hyperemesis gravidarum can lead to severe complications. Articles published in the last decade in this field were searched and studied. Various aetiological factors were identified, the recent ones being the association of Helicobacter. pylori with hyperemesis, as well as the presence of cell free fetal DNA. The management of the condition involves symptomatic treatment along with antiemetic, pyridoxine and thiamine. Important role of alternative therapies like ginger and P6 acupoint stimulation in the treatment of hyperemesis has been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-276
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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