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Placental isoferritin: a new serum marker in toxemia of pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2929693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The serum concentrations of placental isoferritin and normal ferritin were determined in 20 patients with preeclamptic toxemia of pregnancy and were compared with the level measured in normal pregnant women at the third trimester and in labor at term. The mean serum concentration of placental isoferritin for the women with preeclamptic toxemia was found to be low: 7.5 +/- 23 U/ml compared with 81.6 +/- 89.3 U/ml in normal pregnancy during the third trimester and 54.8 +/- 53 U/ml in term delivery. In comparison, there was no significant difference in the serum levels of normal ferritin in both pregnant women with toxemia and in those without toxemia. These results suggest that placental isoferritin may be a useful marker for preeclamptic toxemia of pregnancy.
R Maymon; C Bahari; C Moroz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-04-21     Completed Date:  1989-04-21     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  681-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology B, Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Biological Markers / blood
Ferritins / blood,  metabolism*
Labor, Obstetric / blood
Placenta / metabolism*
Pre-Eclampsia / blood*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Reference Values
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Biological Markers; 9007-73-2/Ferritins

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