Managing lupus patients during pregnancy.

  title={Managing lupus patients during pregnancy.},
  author={Guillermo Ruiz-Irastorza and Munther A. Khamashta},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical rheumatology},
  volume={23 4},
Pregnancy still constitutes a major challenge for women with systemic lupus erythematosus. Coordinated medical/obstetric care is essential to maximise the chance of success. Pregnancy should be planned in advance, following a pre-conceptional visit in which the specific risk for complications can be assessed. Previous complicated pregnancies, renal disease, irreversible damage, anti-phospholipid antibodies and treatment with high-dose steroids are adverse features. Pregnancy should be… CONTINUE READING
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