Ankylosing spondylitis (AS): Becoming a mother despite having a rheumatic disease?

Women with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) can have children despite their rheumatic disease. But how do their children develop? A recent South Korean study has now come to the conclusion that the growth and development of infants and young children of mothers with AS are comparable to those of other mothers. Until now, several studies on the course of pregnancy in female AS patients had been conducted, but the development of their offspring had not been investigated. The study was presented at the EULAR 2020.