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Effect of pregnancy and hormonal changes on the activity of rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  6857175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of pregnancy on the activity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was evaluated in 31 patients who had given birth to 49 infants after the onset of their disease. Pregnancy-associated remission of RA was experienced by 75% of the patients. On the other hand, disease exacerbation after delivery occurred in 62% of them. RA had no harmful effect on pregnancy or on the fetus. Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle or during the use of hormonal contraceptives did not seem to influence the symptoms of RA. Factors possibly involved in remission of RA during pregnancy are discussed.
M Ostensen; B Aune; G Husby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-07-08     Completed Date:  1983-07-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-72     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology*
Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal / pharmacology
Infant, Newborn
Labor, Obstetric
Menstruation / drug effects
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications / physiopathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Oral, Hormonal

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