Pregnancy in women diagnosed with systemic sclerosis generally has a favorable outcome according to most recent studies. Women with systemic sclerosis who wish to become pregnant should achieve low disease activity for at least 6 months prior to conception. Regular follow-up of pregnant scleroderma patients by an interdisciplinary medical team including gynaecologists and rheumatologists is necessary to control disease activity and avoid possible complications. Severe organ involvement, early diffuse systemic sclerosis with rapid onset, and pulmonary hypertension ought to discourage patients from pregnancy, as these situations are at high risk of complications for both mother and fetus during pregnancy.
|Translated title of the contribution||Systemic sclerosis and pregnancy: A review of the current literature|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2014|
- Patient care team
- Systemic sclerosis
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