Vasculitis and Pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Vasculitis is more often a disease of women beyond their reproductive years, leaving the challenges of pregnancy management difficult to study. Pregnancy complications, including pregnancy loss and preterm birth, are higher among women with all forms of vasculitis. It seems that controlling the disease before pregnancy may improve the chances of pregnancy success. Many medications used for vasculitis are considered low risk in pregnancy, including prednisone, colchicine, azathioprine, and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and mycophenolate mofetil should be avoided in pregnancy. Controlling disease with low-risk medications may allow women with vasculitis to have the pregnancies they desire.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Machen, L; Clowse, MEB

Published Date

  • May 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 239 - 247

PubMed ID

  • 28390566

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-3163

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.rdc.2016.12.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States