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Steroid Use During Rheumatoid Pregnancies

Pregnant women (n=254) with rheumatoid arthritis who enrolled in the MotherToBaby Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy Study  and who were taking oral glucocorticoids were studied. 

  • The range of steroid use was 3 to 292 days during pregnancy
  • Daily doses ranging from <1 to 60 mg
  • Total cumulative dose ranged from 8 to 6225 mg.

After adjustments for disease activity and DMARDs the patterns of higher prednisone dose were associated with shorter gestational length compared with lower dose.

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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