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Maternal serum alpha fetoprotein in monozygotic and dizygotic twin pregnancies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6209699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) values in the second trimester have been related to pregnancy outcome for 100 normal twin pairs, 42 monozygous (MZ) and 58 dizygous (DZ), liveborn after 28 weeks gestation. The median MSAFP value was 1.9 multiples of the median value (MOM) for uncomplicated singleton pregnancies. Both very low and very high MSAFP values were associated with twins of low birthweight. MSAFP values were higher in MZ than DZ twin pregnancies particularly those with dizygotes of like-sex. This effect was even more marked when only dichorionic like-sex twin pairs were compared.
H Thom; C M Buckland; A G Campbell; B Thompson; V Farr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prenatal diagnosis     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0197-3851     ISO Abbreviation:  Prenat. Diagn.     Publication Date:    1984 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-01-22     Completed Date:  1985-01-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106540     Medline TA:  Prenat Diagn     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Sex Factors
Twins, Dizygotic
Twins, Monozygotic
alpha-Fetoproteins / metabolism*
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