Connective tissue disorders and pregnancy

Guruvare, Shyamala and Kushtagi, Pralhad (2006) Connective tissue disorders and pregnancy. In: Medical Disorders of Pregnancy – an update. FOGSI and JayPee Publications , New Delhi, 290-300 . ISBN 81-8061-711-4

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Connective tissue disorders are immune mediated multisystem disorders of wide variety. Based on the presence or absence of autoantibody the disorder is broadly classified as seropositive and seronegative spondyloarthropathies, respectively. Of these, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma which belong to the seropositive category are the common varieties and may be encountered by an obstetrician during clinical practice. Their epidemiology, diagnosis, effect of disease on pregnancy and effect of pregnancy on the disease, and clinical implications of these disorders in pregnancy is discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Rheumatoid arthritis; Scleroderma
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2012 09:39
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2012 09:39

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