Reproductive and Hormonal Aspects of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Reproductive and Hormonal Aspects of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

1st Edition - December 7, 2005

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  • Editors: Michael Lockshin, Ware Branch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080460956

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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.

Key Features

* 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


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

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    The role of sex/gender in autoimmune disease
    Maternal-Fetal Aspects of Autoimmune Disease
    Fertility and Autoimmune Disease
    Pregnancy and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Anitphospholipid syndrome
    Pregnancy in rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome and other rare autoimmune rheumatic Diseases
    A Bedside Perspective of Neonatal Lupus
    Use of anti-rheumatic drugs in Pregnancy
    Offspring of women with systemic autoimmune diseases
    Contraception in women with Autoimmune Diseases
    Common Gynecological Problems in Women with Autoimmune Disease
    The Climacteric and Osteoporosis in Women with Autoimmune Diseases

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2005
  • Published: December 7, 2005
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080460956

About the Editors

Michael Lockshin

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

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