Autoimmune disease in pregnancy

Autoimmune conditions, such as psoriasis,¬†inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis have the potential to significantly complicate pregnancy. Both planned and unplanned pregnancies are a major issue for women with these diseases, concerned their baby may be at risk from the highly active medications they take to control their condition. Symptoms of an autoimmune disease can improve, worsen, or remain unchanged…

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Antiviral drug reduced hepatitis B transmission risk in pregnancy

Daily treatment with the antiviral drug tenofovir during the third trimester of pregnancy significantly reduced the risk of hepatitis B (HBV) transmission from mother to baby, according to new US research. The findings of the study could potentially help to eradicate the disease, say the researchers involved. The clinical trial was led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Centre, who…

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