Dr. Eliza Chakravarty provides an overview of pregnancy and fertility issues in lupus.
Favorable Prognosis in a Large Study of Lupus Pregnancies
A study presented at the 2011 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting offered reassurances for women with stable lupus who are considering pregnancy. As part of a large multicenter study of lupus pregnancies, Jill P. Buyon, MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, and Jane E. Salmon, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, and their team, found that the majority of women with stable lupus had successful pregnancies.
Presenters: Jill P. Buyon, MD and Jane E. Salmon, MD
Presentation date: November 6, 2011
Data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy