Open Access Research article

Glucocorticoid receptor gene polymorphisms and disease activity during pregnancy and the postpartum period in rheumatoid arthritis

Rogier AM Quax1*, Yaël A de Man2, Jan W Koper1, Elisabeth FC van Rossum1, Sten P Willemsen3, Steven WJ Lamberts1, Johanna MW Hazes2, Radboud JEM Dolhain2 and Richard A Feelders1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, 3015 CE, The Netherlands

2 Department of Rheumatology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, 3015 CE, The Netherlands

3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, 's-Gravendijkwal 230, Rotterdam, 3015 CE, The Netherlands

For all author emails, please log on.

Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012, 14:R183  doi:10.1186/ar4014

Published: 13 August 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1:

Table S1. Reversed EULAR response criteria for the definition of postpartum deterioration. This table shows the conditions for classifying patients as having no flare or a moderate or severe flare.

Format: DOCX Size: 13KB Download file

Open Data

Additional file 2:

Table S2. Medication use. This table gives an overview of the different antirheumatic drugs (prednisone, NSAIDs, DMARDs, and biologicals) used by the patients at different stages of pregnancy and postpartum.

Format: DOCX Size: 15KB Download file

Open Data