Autoimmune diseases in pregnancy

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 1992 Dec;19(4):719-32.


Autoimmune diseases are a significant problem in women of reproductive age. This article reviews some of the more common autoimmune disorders and discusses their diagnosis and management during pregnancy. The effects of the autoimmune disorder on pregnancy and the effects of pregnancy on the course of the autoimmune disorder are also discussed with an emphasis on the implications for clinical management.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Autoimmune Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases* / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications* / diagnosis
  • Pregnancy Complications* / therapy