Many autoimmune diseases have a female predominance. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are no exception. Both of these diseases can affect young women in their reproductive years, but little is known about the impact of RA and SLE on a woman’s opinion regarding pregnancy or, further, how this translates into family planning.
MMF vs AZA for SLE Nephritis
Kidney involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) is an important predictor of and contributor to morbidity and mortality from lupus. The approach to treatment for lupus nephritis is that of an induction phase of therapy (with cyclophosphamide vs mycophenolate mofetil) followed by long-term maintenance therapy. However, the optimal agent for chronic immunosuppression to prevent relapse or worsening of renal SLE is unknown.
Belimumab: The 1st drug to be FDA approved for the treatment of lupus since 1955
Does Antioxidant Intake Protect Against the Development of Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus?
Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus
Lupus and Pregnancy