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Predicting Preterm Birth in Pregnancies of Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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A study identified factors predictive of preterm birth in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), including a look at preconception care.

Although developments in treatments have resulted in more women with SLE becoming pregnant, they remain at an increased risk of poor outcomes, including miscarriage and preterm birth. Preconception is of significant importance, especially for women with preexisting conditions, but there are not a lot of data on preconception care for women with SLE.

The researchers retrospectively reviewed outcomes of 108 pregnancies in 74 women with SLE. Women with preterm birth and full-term birth were compared on ...