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Elevated HCG outside of pregnancy--diagnostic considerations and laboratory evaluation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17868485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
TARGET AUDIENCE: Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Family Physicians.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completion of this article, the reader should be able to state the importance of types of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), recall their presence in both trophoblastic and nontrophoblastic neoplasias, and explain how important it is to distinguish between the various causes of an elevated serum hCG to avoid harmful treatments.
Authors:
Tandy G Olsen; Amy A Barnes; Jeremy A King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrical & gynecological survey     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0029-7828     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-17     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401007     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol Surv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  669-74; quiz 691     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. tandyolsen@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chorionic Gonadotropin / blood*,  pharmacology
Diagnosis, Differential
False Positive Reactions
Female
Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone / physiology
Humans
Immunoassay
Neoplasms / diagnosis
Pituitary Gland / metabolism
Trophoblastic Neoplasms / diagnosis
Tumor Markers, Biological / blood
Uterine Neoplasms / diagnosis
Weight Loss / drug effects
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin; 0/Tumor Markers, Biological; 33515-09-2/Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone

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