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Is There a Link Between Maternal Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Disease in Children?

Results are not as scary as they seem

Smith says that when you actually look at the data and understand what it means, the increase from baseline of a child developing epilepsy goes from 1/100 to 2/100 when the mother has RA. For thyroid disease this increase is from 3/1000 to 4/1000. She emphasizes that women with RA should actually be reassured by these results rather than alarmed.