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Articles

IMAJ | volume 18

Journal 4, April 2016
pages: 183-187

Management of Gender-Related Problems in Women with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

    Summary

    Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD) affect mainly young women during their reproductive years. Fertility is usually not diminished but the time it takes to conceive is usually longer. Factors related to an ARD or to its treatment are responsible for this effect. In addition, contraception counseling is required to prevent negative fetal outcome and exacerbation of disease symptoms. In recent years, advances in therapies, clarification of risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes, and a multidisciplinary approach have vastly improved obstetric management, increasing the possibility of successful pregnancy with a high likelihood of favorable outcome.

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