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Table 2 Contraindications for pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (adapted from Andreoli et al. [9])

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

1. Severe pulmonary hypertension (systolic BP >50 mmHg or symptomatic)
2. Heart failure
3. Severe restrictive lung disease
4. Mild/severe chronic liver failure
5. Treatment with high dosages of corticosteroids
6. Exacerbation in the last 6 months
7. Previous severe preeclampsia or HELLP syndrome, despite treatment with aspirin and heparin
  1. BP blood pressure, HELLP hemolysis elevated liver enzymes low platelet count.