In this thesis we have focused more in depth on the impact of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during pregnancy on mother and child. Children born to women with RA have a less fortunate start compared to children born to women from the general population.
They have a higher risk of lower birth weight with a rapid catch-up growth, both risk factors for future diseases. High RA disease activity and prednisone use have been shown to be associated with less favorable pregnancy outcomes.

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Promotor J.M.W. Hazes (Mieke) , R.J.E.M. Dolhain (Radboud)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
ISBN 978-94-6375-266-4
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Ince-Askan, H. (2019, March 6). The Impact of Rheumatoid Arthritis during Pregnancy on Mother and Child. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from