November 1985

Occurrence of De Quervain's Tendinitis During Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

From the Rheumatology-Immunology Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center (Drs Schumacher and Korzeniowski), the School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (Dr Schumacher), Lankenau Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University (Dr Dorwart), and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (Dr Korzeniowski), Philadelphia.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(11):2083-2084. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360110159031

• Six women developed De Quervain's tenosynovitis during pregnancy. Onset was never before the fifth month. Two patients also had carpal tunnel syndrome. In two otherwise untreated patients, tendinitis resolved only after discontinuation of nursing. We discuss the possibility of association with hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:2083-2084)