Pregnancy outcome and autoantibodies in connective tissue disease.

  title={Pregnancy outcome and autoantibodies in connective tissue disease.},
  author={N. J. McHugh and Peter A Reilly and Louise A McHugh},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={16 1},
Pregnancy outcome before and after onset of disease and the association with present levels of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and other autoantibodies were investigated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (117 patients), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (74 patients), and systemic sclerosis (28 patients). Although 78% of the 81 pregnancies in patients with systemic sclerosis occurred before disease onset, pregnancy loss rate was highest in this disease (44%) but in RA (17%) and SLE (18%) was… CONTINUE READING
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