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Foeto-maternal morbidity in the presence of antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6414124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy outcome and maternal morbidity were analysed in 302 pregnant women with positive Machado-Guerreiro Complement Fixation Test (MGCFT) for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi and 302 women with a negative MGCFT resident of Córdoba, Argentina. A comparison of positive and negative cases was employed to investigate the association between MGCFT reaction and pregnancy outcome assessed from abortion and perinatal infant mortality rates; similarly, the data were analysed for demographic and socio-economic factors, numbers of previous pregnancies (birth order) and maternal complications. A twofold increase in the risk of pregnancy loss associated with a positive MGCFT was found. The incidence of polyhydramnios and varicosities of the leg was significantly higher in the serologically reactive group.
I M Hernandez-Matheson; R F Frankowski; B Held
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0035-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / etiology
Antibodies / analysis
Birth Order
Chagas Disease / complications*
Complement Fixation Tests
Fetal Death / etiology
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Age
Middle Aged
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious*
Socioeconomic Factors
Trypanosoma cruzi / immunology
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