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Inflammatory bowel disease and pregnancy: an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20594137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Women with inflammatory bowel disease have similar rates of conception to the general population unless they have had pelvic surgery. Once pregnant, regardless of disease activity, they have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcome and should be followed as high-risk obstetric patients. Most medications are compatible with pregnancy and lactation, as described in this article. Ideally, women should discuss their plans for pregnancy with their physician prior to conception so that risks and benefits can be reviewed, medications adjusted and healthcare maintenance updated. Once pregnant, a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, obstetricians and pediatricians should help to ensure the best care for the mother and child.
Lola Y Kwan; Uma Mahadevan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of clinical immunology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1744-8409     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Clin Immunol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-02     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271248     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Clin Immunol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
Infant, Newborn
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / drug therapy,  immunology*
Lactation / immunology
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy,  immunology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Assessment

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