Rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy: evolution of disease activity and pathophysiological considerations for drug use

@inproceedings{Hazes2011RheumatoidAA,
  title={Rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy: evolution of disease activity and pathophysiological considerations for drug use},
  author={Johanna M. W. Hazes and Pierre G Coulie and Vincent Geenen and S{\'e}verine Vermeire and Franck Carbonnel and Edouard Louis and Pierre Masson and Filip de Keyser},
  booktitle={Rheumatology},
  year={2011}
}
It has long been known that pregnancy and childbirth have a profound effect on the disease activity of rheumatic diseases. For clinicians, the management of patients with RA wishing to become pregnant involves the challenge of keeping disease activity under control and adequately adapting drug therapy during pregnancy and post-partum. This article aims to summarize the current evidence on the evolution of RA disease activity during and after pregnancy and the use of anti-rheumatic drugs around… CONTINUE READING