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Fertility and pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus

Jones, A; Giles, IP; (2016) Fertility and pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus. Indian Journal of Rheumatology , 11 (6) pp. 128-134. 10.4103/0973-3698.194546. Green open access

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Abstract

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease with a heterogeneous pattern of clinical and serological manifestations. The predilection for women, particularly of childbearing age, combined with improved survival has led to increasing numbers of women with lupus considering pregnancy. Management of pregnancy in SLE however, requires careful planning and close medical and obstetric monitoring to ensure optimal outcomes. This review, discusses possible causes of subfertility, issues regarding contraception and family planning as well as management of lupus during pregnancy and outcomes in pregnant women with SLE.

Type: Article
Title: Fertility and pregnancy in systemic lupus erythematosus
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4103/0973-3698.194546
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/0973-3698.194546
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 Indian Journal of Rheumatology | Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‑NonCommercial‑ShareAlike 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/), which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non‑commercially, as long as the author is credited and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
Keywords: fertility, SLE, parity, pregnancy
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inflammation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1529261
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