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Table 1 Available information on fertility and miscarriage rates in autoimmune diseases (adapted from Carp et al. [5])

From: Autoimmune diseases and pregnancy: analysis of a series of cases

Disease Fertility Miscarriage
Antiphospolipidic syndrome New tudies suggest a role played by aAP in infertility pathogenesis Reported recurrent foetal loss with a 10–19% frequency
Autoimmune thyroiditis Antibodies associated with increased risk of infertility Antibodies associated with increased risk of miscarriages (recurrent)
Systemic lupus erythematosus No increased risk of infertility aAP are the main miscarriage risk factor and are present in 34%
  1. aAP antiphospholipid antibodies.
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