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Fetomaternal hemorrhage in threatened abortion.
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PMID:  1738519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study, we compared the incidence of fetomaternal hemorrhage between patients with threatened abortion and a control population of similar gestational age. The study population comprised pregnant patients at less than 20 weeks' gestation who presented to our emergency room with a history of vaginal bleeding without cervical dilatation or passage of tissue. The control population consisted of women presenting for elective pregnancy termination; they were excluded from the study if they gave a history of any antepartum bleeding. The amount of fetomaternal hemorrhage was evaluated using the Kleihauer-Betke acid elution assay. A positive result in our laboratory, as determined by a nonpregnant control group, was a value of 0.07% or more fetal cells. Using this criterion, 11% of the study population had a positive Kleihauer-Betke test, compared with 4% in the pregnant control group. Rho(D) immunoglobulin may be indicated in Rho(D)-negative patients who present with threatened abortion.
G A Von Stein; R A Munsick; K Stiver; K Ryder
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-18     Completed Date:  1992-03-18     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  383-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Threatened / complications*
Fetomaternal Transfusion / complications*,  diagnosis

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