Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease most frequently found in women of childbearing age and may coexist with pregnancy. Disease exacerbation, increased fetal loss, neonatal lupus, and an increased incidence of preeclampsia are the major challenges. Its multisystem involvement and therapeutic interventions like anticoagulants, steroids, and immunosuppressive agents pose a high risk for both the mother and the fetus during the antenatal period as well as postpartum. Good multidisciplinary medical care is mandatory when detection or flare-up of SLE occurs during pregnancy.
We describe the successful management of an antinuclear antibody, antiribonucleoprotein antibody, and anti-Sjogren's syndrome A (Ro) antibody positive parturient with bad obstetric history who underwent elective cesarean section and delivered a healthy child.
Keywords: Autoimmune, Pregnancy, Systemic lupus erythematosus.
How to cite this article: Basava L, Roy P, Triveni K, Sree GS. Successful Pregnancy Outcome in a Case of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2017;9(2): 134-136.
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Conflict of interest: None
Date of received: 1 January 2017
Date of acceptance: 11 February 2017
Date of publication: March 2017