The onset of rheumatoid arthritis in relation to pregnancy and childbirth.

@article{Lansink1993TheOO,
  title={The onset of rheumatoid arthritis in relation to pregnancy and childbirth.},
  author={Mirian Lansink and Anthonius de Boer and Ben A. C. Dijkmans and Jan P. Vandenbroucke and J M W Hazes},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={171-4}
}
It has been suggested that the onset of RA symptoms is reduced during pregnancy and increased in the postpartum period. In the present study symptom onset in relation to the pregnancy prior to disease onset was compared between 135 young RA patients with definite RA and 378 controls with soft tissue rheumatism or osteoarthritis. Two RA patients developed symptoms during pregnancy versus 9 controls (odds ratio OR = 0.64). In the 3 months postpartum 5 RA patients and 5 controls developed symptoms… CONTINUE READING

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