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Maternal and fetal complications of antiphospholipid syndrome: a case report with long-term follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16555643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of a 26- year old woman having antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy with long-term follow up. She presented with recurrent miscarriages, venous thrombosis, avascular necrosis of femoral head, mid-cerebral artery infarction and skin ulcers. Antiphospholipid syndrome is a recognized disorder of pregnancy. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion when evaluating women with recurrent pregnancy losses and vascular thrombosis. A low dose aspirin combined with heparin can reduce morbidity and improves the pregnancy outcome.
Authors:
Tahira Naru; Muhammad Khurshid; Zafar Nazir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-24     Completed Date:  2006-05-09     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The Aga Khan University, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abortion, Habitual / drug therapy
Adult
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / complications*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology
Aspirin / therapeutic use*
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Heparin / therapeutic use*
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Pakistan
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Premature Birth / etiology
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  drug therapy
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; 50-78-2/Aspirin; 9005-49-6/Heparin

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