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Pregnancy in scleroderma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17499711     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy in systemic sclerosis may be uneventful with good maternal and fetal outcomes. Scleroderma is a multisystem disease and complications do occur; however, careful antenatal evaluations, discussion of potential problems, and participation in a high-risk obstetric monitoring program are important to optimize the best outcome. Women who have diffuse scleroderma are at a greater risk for developing serious cardiopulmonary and renal problems early in the disease so they should be encouraged to delay pregnancy until the disease stabilizes. All patients who become pregnant during this high-risk time should be monitored extremely carefully, particularly for renal crisis.
Virginia D Steen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0889-857X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-14     Completed Date:  2007-07-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708093     Medline TA:  Rheum Dis Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-58, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors / therapeutic use
Obstetric Labor, Premature / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications* / drug therapy
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, High-Risk*
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Scleroderma, Limited
Scleroderma, Systemic* / drug therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors

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