Benefit of pregnancy in inflammatory arthritis.

  title={Benefit of pregnancy in inflammatory arthritis.},
  author={Rainer H Straub and Frank Buttgereit and Maurizio Cutolo},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={64 6},
O bservations in the 19th century (Trousseau 1871, Charcot 1881, Bannatyne 1896) indicated that pregnancy is favourable in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This was summarised in the Nobel Prize lecture of the rheumatologist Philip S Hench, 11 December 1950 ( laureates/1950/hench-lecture.pdf, accessed 5 April 2005). This intriguing… CONTINUE READING