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Spontaneous abortion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1986486     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous abortion, or the early termination of pregnancy without outside interference, may be caused by fetal, maternal or external factors. In many cases, a specific etiology may never be identified. A variety of clinical presentations are possible, ranging from imperceptible loss to profound life-threatening shock. Physicians should be able to diagnose and manage the six recognized types of spontaneous abortion: threatened, inevitable, incomplete, complete, missed and septic. In all cases, uterine evacuation, avoidance of complications and psychologic support of the family are important. The prognosis for a subsequent successful pregnancy is good, except in cases of habitual abortion.
W Z McBride
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0002-838X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-08     Completed Date:  1991-02-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Naval Medical Clinic, London, England.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Habitual / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Abortion, Missed / diagnosis,  physiopathology,  therapy
Abortion, Septic / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Abortion, Spontaneous / epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*
Abortion, Threatened / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Clinical Protocols / standards*
Risk Factors
Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 1992 Jan;45(1):43, 46   [PMID:  1728099 ]
Am Fam Physician. 1992 Jan;45(1):46, 48   [PMID:  1728100 ]

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