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SLE in pregnancy: lupus nephritis flare or pre-eclampsia—a diagnostic challenge 

SLE in pregnancy: lupus nephritis flare or pre-eclampsia—a diagnostic challenge
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SLE in pregnancy: lupus nephritis flare or pre-eclampsia—a diagnostic challenge
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Gabriella Gray

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10.1093/med/9780199654994.003.0014
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date: 18 October 2019

Systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder, which affects 0.05 % of the population, with peak incidence in women during their childbearing years. It is associated with poor obstetric outcomes and risk of disease flare during pregnancy and the postpartum period. This case describes a pregnant woman with known SLE complicated by lupus nephritis. As the pregnancy progresses, the case highlights the importance of close monitoring of renal function, antibody titres, and for potential pregnancy complications. In particular, the difficulty of differentiating between pre-eclampsia and worsening of renal disease is highlighted, given that a flare may be associated with thrombocytopenia, proteinuria, and hypertension.

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