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Antiphospholipid antibodies in healthy pregnant women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9031374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This article discusses the prevalence and clinical significance of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) in the normal, healthy pregnant population. Although an increased risk for adverse fetal outcome has been shown in a small subset of this population, most pregnancies in aPL-positive mothers have successful outcomes. We review the variations in aPL levels during pregnancy and consider screening strategies and therapeutic interventions in healthy aPL-positive pregnant women.
Authors:
A Lynch; R Silver; W Emlen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0889-857X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-15     Completed Date:  1997-04-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708093     Medline TA:  Rheum Dis Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Antibodies, Antiphospholipid / blood*
Female
Humans
Pregnancy / immunology*
Pregnancy Complications / immunology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Prevalence
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Antiphospholipid

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