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Patients with adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) are at increased risk for adverse outcomes of pregnancy. An increased rate of preterm birth, intrauterine growth retardation and a possible influence of disease activity on pregnancy outcome have been reported.1 Interleukin 1 (IL1) is thought to have a key role in the pathogenesis of AOSD. Interestingly, it has also been related to an increased risk of preterm birth in animal models.2 3 An increasing number of reports on treatment of refractory AOSD with IL1 receptor antagonist (anakinra) emphasise its dramatic therapeutic effect and the rarity of its adverse events.4 5 However, its effects in pregnancy are not well known. Here we report successful continuous treatment of AOSD during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
A 33-year-old woman with …
Funding Funded by University Hospital Zurich, 8091 Zurich, Switzerland.
Competing interests None.
MR and US contributed equally.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.