Multiple pregnancy-induced remissions of psoriatic arthritis: case report

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Oct;159(4):896-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(88)80165-0.


A patient experienced remission of the pain and inflammation of psoriatic arthritis during her first and second pregnancies. She achieved full remission during her third pregnancy and remained asymptomatic 15 months post partum. Patients with autoimmune arthritis who become pregnant provide an in vivo model in which the role of sex hormones on immune responses can be studied.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthritis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / pathology*
  • Psoriasis / pathology*
  • Remission, Spontaneous