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Pregnancy in patients with rheumatic disease: anti-inflammatory cytokines increase in pregnancy and decrease post partum
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    Anti-inflammatory cytokine activity in pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis
    • Roberto Gerli, Associate Professor
    • Other Contributors:
      • Elena Bartoloni Bocci, and Claudio Lunardi

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the analysis of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in pregnant women with chronic inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and ankylosing spondylitis, recently described by Oestensen et al [1].

    Besides direct measurement of cytokine serum levels, they analysed the levels of soluble CD30 (sCD30), a surface protein...

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