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Pregnancy problems in autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time.
Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement.

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People with autoimmune disease can get better with pregnancy - this is seen especially with rheumatoid arthritis most of the time.
Lupus can also improve or get worse, but it depends on the involvement of the lupus and what organ sites are involved. We are cautious with our pregnant patients, follow them along with high risk OB specialists and monitor their organ involvement.
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