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New insights into pregnancy-related complications in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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PMID:  12967517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presents an additional risk to an already complex clinical situation--overlap in symptoms between changes of pregnancy and SLE, presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, and need for potentially teratogenic medications can all complicate the management of pregnant patients with SLE. Studies demonstrate that, with careful planning, the majority of patients with lupus can complete pregnancy without serious complications. Recent developments are modified instruments to measure disease activity in pregnancy, increasingly common continuation of hydroxychloroquine during pregnancy, more frequent use of in vitro fertilization, and more aggressive fetal monitoring in patients positive for anti-Sjögren's syndrome (SS)-A/Ro or anti- SS-B/La antibody.
Doruk Erkan; Lisa Sammaritano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current rheumatology reports     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1523-3774     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-11     Completed Date:  2004-02-05     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888970     Medline TA:  Curr Rheumatol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding
Diagnosis, Differential
Fetal Diseases / etiology
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic* / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis,  therapy
Prenatal Care
Risk Factors

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