Lupus nephropathy and pregnancy. A study of 26 pregnancies in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and nephritis.


We describe 26 pregnancies in 19 patients with lupus nephritis. There were 4 spontaneous abortions, 2 therapeutic abortions, 4 stillbirths and 1 neonatal death. 10 deliveries were preterm and 2 fetuses were small for gestational age. 8 pregnancies were not accompanied by change of renal symptoms. Mild signs of renal involvement appeared during pregnancy in… (More)


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