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Donaldson James O. MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: March 1982
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Chorea gravidarum, a suspected manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, was effectively controlled with haloperidol therapy. Estrogens may stimulate striatal dopamine receptor sensitivity. Therapy with haloperidol, a potent dopamine antagonist, is a reasonably safe treatment for moderate to severe chorea gravidarum during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.

© 1982 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists