IJR Vol 4 No.1 Jan 2013; Case Report: Systemic sclerosis and hyperthyroidism in pregnancy

Awalia, Yuliasih, J Soeroso – Case Report: Systemic sclerosis and hyperthyroidism in pregnancy

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease affecting women of childbearing age at least fi ve times more than men. For a long time, pregnant women with SSc have high morbidity and mortality based on case reports and case series. Therefore, the disease was a contraindication for pregnancy. However, current retrospective studies show that despite of an increased frequency of prematurity and small for gestational age infants, overall maternal and neonatal survival is good. With close monitoring and appropriate therapy, most scleroderma patients can sustain a successful pregnancy.1,2