Pregnancy and reproduction in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Despite evidence for the important role of oestrogens in the aetiology and pathophysiology of chronic immune/inflammatory diseases, the previous view of an unequivocal beneficial effect of oestrogens on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with a detrimental effect on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) has to be reconsidered. Ostensen M. (PubMed) Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Nov 18. (Also see: Autoimmunity and Pregnancy)
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