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Rheumatologic manifestations of pregnancy.
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PMID:  21092850     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Pregnancy, whether normal or complicated, induces change in nearly every system of the body. Because most rheumatologic disorders are multisystemic and often affect young women, it may be difficult to differentiate pregnancy-related change from new onset or exacerbation of rheumatic disease. Familiarity with common manifestations of pregnancy is important in evaluating young women of childbearing age,whether or not they have known rheumatologic disease. Presentation of new connective tissue disease during pregnancy is often associated with poorer prognosis, so it is especially important to distinguish between pregnancy-induced change and true autoimmune inflammation requiring prompt and aggressive therapy.
Authors:
Lisa R Sammaritano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1558-3163     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708093     Medline TA:  Rheum Dis Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Rheumatology Division, Department of Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA. Sammaritan@hss.edu
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