Recurrent Postpartum Episodic Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Abstract

Abstract:

It is well known that rheumatoid arthritis improves in the majority of patients during pregnancy and that aggravation of disease symptoms occurs within the first 6 months postpartum. We report a female patient who had 4 postpartum episodes of transient polyarthritis typical of rheumatoid arthritis with positive serum rheumatoid factor and anti-CCP antibodies. All bouts resolved within 4 to 10 weeks after onset without any symptoms in between the episodes.

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