Connective Tissue Disorders
All except which of the following is an example of an immune-complex disease?
d. Systemic lupus erythematosus
Which of the following is not an example of an inherited connective tissue disorder?
b. Osteogenesis imperfecta
c. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
d. Antiphospholipid syndrome
A 27-year-old G0 presents for preconception counseling. She reports she was diagnosed with arthritis after she had a rash but cannot remember her diagnosis. She does remember being told that her labs were positive for rheumatoid factor. Which of the following is in the differential diagnosis?
d. Ankylosing spondylitis
How does pregnancy mitigate activity of autoimmune diseases?
a. Estrogen upregulates T-cell response
b. Progesterone has immunosuppressive properties
c. Pregnancy-induced predominance of T2 helper cells
Women with immune-mediated diseases are at increased risk for all except which of the following obstetrical complications?
d. Intrauterine growth restriction
Which of the following autoantibodies is specific to systemic lupus erythematosus?
Which of the following statements regarding systemic lupus erythematosus is inaccurate?