THE NEW BIOLOGICS IN PREGNANCY

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Anna Pupco

Keywords

Pregnancy, biologics, chronic diseases, abatacept, anakinra, tolicizumab, rituximab, tumour necrosis factor-alpha inhibitors, registries

Abstract

Growing numbers of women of reproductive age are prescribed new biological agents. This is resulting in more pregnancies exposed to these drugs. What are the new biologics (also referred to as biologicals) and what are their indications? How are they currently used in pregnant women? What are the concerns when treating pregnant women with biologics? What do we know about the reproductive safety of these agents? Current and future research is discussed.

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