Author | Megan E. B. Clowse, MD, MPH

Articles

Pregnancy Dilemmas in Rheumatologic Disease

March 28, 2008

Pregnant women with rheumatologic disease face dilemmascreated by their pregnancy and are at increased risk for complications. Some dilemmas are created by the medications that areused to control inflammation; others are created by disease activityor laboratory values. Dilemmas include fetal risk from receivingleflunomide and exposure to tumor necrosis factor α in pregnancy;timing and management of lupus nephritis in pregnancy; andasymptomatic elevated antiphospholipid antibodies. (J MusculoskelMed. 2008;25:190-195)

Pregnancy dilemmas in rheumatologic disease

March 26, 2008

Pregnant women with rheumatologic disease face dilemmascreated by their pregnancy and are at increased risk for complications.Some dilemmas are created by the medications that areused to control inflammation; others are created by disease activityor laboratory values. Dilemmas include fetal risk from receivingleflunomide and exposure to tumor necrosis factor α in pregnancy;timing and management of lupus nephritis in pregnancy; andasymptomatic elevated antiphospholipid antibodies. (J MusculoskelMed. 2008;25:190-195)