Background and aims To evaluate the course of pregnancy associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Methods We picked up retrospectively the patients with SLE who was in pregnant. We studied the courses of pregnancy, the results of delivery, and the states of babies.
Results We found 35 courses of pregnancy associated with SLE. Twenty-six patients with SLE experienced pregnancy. Thirty-six babies were born through 35 courses of pregnancy (including a pair of twin). Early deliveries were found in 5 cases (including a pair of twin). Low weight born were found in 11 babies (including a pair of twin). Caesarean operations were performed in 14 courses (including a pair of twin).
Conclusions In our hospital, we could well manage the course of pregnancy associated with SLE.
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