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Connective Tissue Disorders

All except which of the following is an example of an immune-complex disease?

a. Marfan syndrome

b. Sjögren syndrome

c. Rheumatoid arthritis

d. Systemic lupus erythematosus

Which of the following is not an example of an inherited connective tissue disorder?

a. Marfan syndrome

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?

a. Scleroderma

b. Reiter disease

c. Psoriatic arthritis

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

d. All of the above

Women with immune-mediated diseases are at increased risk for all except which of the following obstetrical complications?

a. Preeclampsia

b. Preterm birth

c. Postpartum hemorrhage

d. Intrauterine growth restriction

Which of the following autoantibodies is specific to systemic lupus erythematosus?

a. Anti-Ro

b. Anti-Sm

c. Anti-RNP

d. Antihistone

Which of the following statements regarding systemic lupus erythematosus is inaccurate?

a. Stroke is ...

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