[A case of preserved fertility in an hemodialyzed patient with systemic lupus erythematosus].

Pregnancy and child birth in haemodialysis remains a rare event, even more, when pregnancy occurs in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
We report a case of a patient with end stage renal failure secondary to SLE and who carried out 3 pregnancies.
She was a woman with proliferative and diffuse lupus glomerulonephritis since 1985 treated by corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide. In 1995, she developed chronic renal failure. In 1996, she underwent a 1st full term spontaneous pregnancy with normal birth weight. In 2001, she underwent a second spontaneous pregnancy while she was on periodic haemodialysis. She had a full term baby birth with a birth weight at 1 Kg 700 and who died 4 days later. In 2002, she had a third pregnancy with voluntary abortion at 8 weeks.
Our patient had conserved fertility despite treatment by cyclophosphamide, chronic renal failure and haemodialysis. The two successful deliveries may be attributed to the control of SLE activity and to the adequacy of haemodialysis.
AuthorsSoumaya Béji, Hayet Kaaroud, Fatma Ben Moussa, Fethi Ben Hamida, Rym Goucha, Ezzeddine Abderrahim, Fethi El Younsi, Taieb Ben Abdallah, H Ben Maiz, Adel Kheder
JournalLa Tunisie médicale (Tunis Med) Vol. 85 Issue 3 Pg. 244-6 (Mar 2007) ISSN: 0041-4131 [Print] Tunisia
Vernacular TitleCas original d'une fertilité particulièrement conservée chez une patiente lupique en hémodialyse chronique.
PMID17668584 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic (etiology, therapy)
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic (complications)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications (therapy)
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Renal Dialysis

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