Rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis put pregnant women at risk for preterm delivery.
Reference1. Smith CJF, FÃ¶rger F, Bandoli G, Chambers CD. Factors associated with preterm delivery among women with rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Arthritis Care Res. 2018 Aug 21. doi: 10.1002/acr.23730. [Epub ahead of print]
Smith and fellow researchers in California and Switzerland have found a link between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and the risk of preterm delivery.1 Scroll through the slides for the details of the study and the take-home points for physicians.
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DMARDs, disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs; JIA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis; NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; RA, rheumatoid arthritis.