Evaluation and management of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy.

@article{Barbhaiya2013EvaluationAM,
  title={Evaluation and management of systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy.},
  author={Medha Barbhaiya and Bonnie L. Bermas},
  journal={Clinical immunology},
  year={2013},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={225-35}
}
Women of childbearing age are at risk for developing systemic rheumatic diseases. Pregnancy can be challenging to manage in patients with rheumatic diseases for a variety of reasons including the impact of physiological and immunological changes of pregnancy on underlying disease activity, the varied presentation of rheumatic disease during pregnancy, and the limited treatment options. Previously, patients with rheumatic disease were often advised against pregnancy due to concerns of increased… CONTINUE READING

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