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Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitis in pregnancy 

Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitis in pregnancy
Autoimmune rheumatic disorders and vasculitis in pregnancy

May Ching Soh

, Kate Bramham

, Sarah Germain

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy



Disease-modifying drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding—updated information.

Antiphospholipid syndrome—discussion of use of low-dose prednisolone to prevent pregnancy losses.

Rheumatoid arthritis—comments on (1) use of rituximab in pregnancy; (2) vaccination after use of anti-TNFα‎ agents in pregnancy.

Scleroderma—expanded notes on effect of scleroderma on pregnancy.

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date: 27 September 2021

Autoimmune diseases affect 5 to 7% of people, are commoner in women of childbearing age, and are frequently encountered in pregnancy. They may remit or improve during pregnancy, but can flare or present in pregnancy with disastrous consequences. The postpartum period is a time of susceptibility to autoimmune disorders, and women who already have an autoimmune disorder may suffer disease exacerbation following pregnancy....

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