Is poor pregnancy outcome a risk factor in rheumatoid arthritis?

  title={Is poor pregnancy outcome a risk factor in rheumatoid arthritis?},
  author={Tim D. Spector and Alan Jonathan Silman},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={49 1},
Previous work has suggested that prior poor reproductive outcome may be a risk factor in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A case-control study of 195 women with RA and 462 control women from two different sources is presented here. No increase in rates of spontaneous abortion was seen in the women with RA; indeed a protective effect was seen with an age adjusted odds ratio of 0.6 (95% confidence interval (CI) 0.4 to 0.9). A non-significant increase in stillbirth rates was seen in women with RA… CONTINUE READING

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