By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, April 27, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women with lupus face potential complications, including a greater risk of premature birth, according to a new U.S. study.

A 10-year audit of hospital records found that these women have more than twice the risk of giving birth to a baby who is premature or growth-restricted. The audit also found that blood transfusions are nearly four times more likely for moms-to-be with lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Moreover, they are 15 times more likely to develop kidney failure during delivery as mothers who don’t have lupus, according to…


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