The effect of pregnancy on the onset of psoriatic arthritis

N J McHugh, M R Laurent

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Abstract

Pregnancy may be a risk factor for the development of arthritis. The effect of pregnancy and other hormone-associated events on the expression of psoriasis and arthritis was investigated retrospectively in 33 female patients with psoriatic arthritis. Eighteen per cent of patients or 30% of mothers had onset of arthritis within 3 months postpartum. Another 5 patients (15%) had perimenopausal onset of arthritis. No such temporal association was seen with the onset of skin psoriasis. Hormone-associated events appear to be as important modifiers of the arthritis associated with psoriasis as they are for other forms of joint disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-2
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Rheumatology
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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Psoriatic Arthritis
Arthritis
Pregnancy
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Hormones
Joint Diseases
Postpartum Period
Mothers
Skin

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