Reproductive and Hormonal Aspects of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Edited by

  • Michael Lockshin, Hospital of Special Surgery, Barbara Volcker Centre, New York, U.S.A. Co-Director, Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research; Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology, Joan and Sanford Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University; Director,
  • Ware Branch, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

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.
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Maternal-fetal medicine specialists, obstetricians, gynecologists, pheumatologists, hematologists


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51801-9

Table of Contents

IntroductionThe role of sex/gender in autoimmune diseaseMaternal-Fetal Aspects of Autoimmune DiseaseFertility and Autoimmune DiseasePregnancy and Systemic Lupus ErythematosusAnitphospholipid syndromePregnancy in rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome and other rare autoimmune rheumatic DiseasesA Bedside Perspective of Neonatal LupusUse of anti-rheumatic drugs in PregnancyOffspring of women with systemic autoimmune diseasesContraception in women with Autoimmune DiseasesCommon Gynecological Problems in Women with Autoimmune DiseaseThe Climacteric and Osteoporosis in Women with Autoimmune Diseases