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Pregnancies in SLE: many complications for mothers and their unborn children

Presented By
Prof. Bella Mehta , Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA
Conference
EULAR 2022
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/0c1678bb
Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, emphasising the need for specialised management of these patients. This was the main result of a retrospective study of over 50,000 women with SLE and delivery-related hospital admissions. “As you all know, SLE affects women in their childbearing years,” Prof. Bella Mehta (Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA) said in her introduction. In a previous study, she and her team found that in-hospital maternal and foetal mortality rates for women with SLE have declined over the past decades, but whether this is also true for morbidity is unclear [1]. To clarify this topic, Prof. Mehta performed a retrospective study using data on 40 million delivery-related admissions from a US database [2]. The researchers identified all delivery-related hospital admissions for patients with and without SLE from 2008 through 2017. Over 50,000 women had a ...


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