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Could having lupus lead to a placental abruption?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Absolutely.

Sle can lead to vascilitis that impacts all the body including the placental implantation site.
Rarely, thsi leads to placental abruption and severe pregnancy complications. Alternatively, sle can cause autoantibodies to the platelets and cause widespread clotting in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome; this is very rare but clearly causes fetal death from abruption and recurrent pregnancy loss.

In brief: Absolutely.

Sle can lead to vascilitis that impacts all the body including the placental implantation site.
Rarely, thsi leads to placental abruption and severe pregnancy complications. Alternatively, sle can cause autoantibodies to the platelets and cause widespread clotting in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome; this is very rare but clearly causes fetal death from abruption and recurrent pregnancy loss.
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