Pregnancy in granulomatous vasculitis.


OBJECTIVE To study the fetal and maternal outcome of pregnancy in patients with granulomatous vasculitis. METHODS Four pregnancies in two patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and one patient with Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) were identified and followed in our specialised clinic for pregnancy and connective tissue diseases. RESULTS Three pregnancies ended with live babies and one with intrauterine death at 25 weeks of gestation. One WG patient remained in remission throughout pregnancy and the other experienced severe activity at 12 weeks. The CSS patient was in remission during her first pregnancy, but the disease flared severely in the second. CONCLUSIONS Pregnancy in patients with granulomatous vasculitis requires preconceptual planning, careful clinical management, and vigorous treatment of active disease.


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@article{Lima1995PregnancyIG, title={Pregnancy in granulomatous vasculitis.}, author={Fav Lima and N M Buchanan and Luiz Fernando Fr{\'o}es and S Kerslake and M A Khamashta and G R V Hughes}, journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases}, year={1995}, volume={54 7}, pages={604-6} }