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What might cause rheumatoid arthritis to go into remission during pregnancy?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Immune System, Hormo

It is the immune system and hormones.
In ra, the body has an aberrent hyperimmune response to the joint lining causing arthritis. But in pregancy, trhe mother is accepting a \fetus with 50% different genes. A kidney would be rejected if that foreigal changes. N. The hyperimmune response in dampened during pregancy, primarily for homonal changes. Arthritis remits!

In brief: Immune System, Hormo

It is the immune system and hormones.
In ra, the body has an aberrent hyperimmune response to the joint lining causing arthritis. But in pregancy, trhe mother is accepting a \fetus with 50% different genes. A kidney would be rejected if that foreigal changes. N. The hyperimmune response in dampened during pregancy, primarily for homonal changes. Arthritis remits!
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