Reproductive and Hormonal Aspects of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

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Michael Lockshin, Ware Branch
Gulf Professional Publishing, Jan 4, 2006 - Medical - 183 pages
This volume of the Handbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases series represents a medical collaboration focusing primarily on female aspects of rheumatic diseases. This collaboration recognizes the need to understand and optimally manage the care of women with autoimmune conditions that may affect their reproduction and hormonal status. This handbook will prove useful to clinicians and researchers alike. It covers practical points, ranging from which anti-rheumatic medications are safe in pregnancy to how to counsel women with scleroderma contemplating pregnancy.

* Authors share an academic interest in the unique relationship between being a woman and having an autoimmune disease
* Touches on controversial topics, such as the mechanism of antiphospholipid-related fetal loss and whether or not non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents should be used in pregnancy
* Includes critical and balanced reviews of the controversial association between autoimmune disease and female infertility
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sex Differences in Autoimmune Disease
3
MaternalFetal Aspects of Autoimmune Disease
11
Fertility and Autoimmune Disease
29
Pregnancy and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
43
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
59
Pregnancy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Sjögren Syndrome and Other Rare Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
77
A Bedside Perspective of Neonatal Lupus
95
Use of AntiRheumatic Drugs in Pregnancy
101
Fetal and Neonatal Complications and Inheritance of Autoimmune Diseases
111
Contraception in Women with Autoimmune Diseases
123
Gynecologic Problems in Women with Autoimmune Diseases
141
The Climacteric and Osteoporosis in Women with Autoimmune Diseases
161
Index
181
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