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SP0141 New ra, but what about a new baby?
  1. A Willemze
  1. Rheumatology, LUMC, Leiden, Netherlands


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting women often in their childbearing years. In this case presentation a 35 year old female patient is illustrated with a recently diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis with active disease and a wish to conceive in the nearby future. Management of disease activity in patients who wish to conceive or during pregnancy might be a challenge due to limited treatment options. How should we treat this patient taking into account her wish to conceive in the nearby future? Should the patient postpone her wish to conceive because of active disease?

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