Systemic lupus erythematosus: strategies to improve pregnancy outcomes

Shigeru Aoki, Yuriko Yamamoto
  • International Journal of Women s Health, July 2016, Dove Medical Press
  • DOI: 10.2147/ijwh.s90157

SLE and pregnancy

What is it about?

In the past, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients were advised to defer pregnancy because of fear for poor pregnancy outcomes and SLE flares during pregnancy. However, with appropriate management of the disease, sufferers may have a relatively uncomplicated pregnancy course. This review describes the strategies to improve pregnancy outcomes in SLE patients at different time points in the reproduction cycle and also details the neonatal concerns.

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