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Spontaneous quadruplet pregnancy in a woman with a personal and family history of spontaneous twin and triplet pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8169931     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous quadruplet pregnancies are exceptional. As compared with singleton pregnancies, quadruplets are associated with a higher incidence of preterm labor, first-trimester bleeding, toxemia, anemia, stillbirths and perinatal deaths. We report a 25-year-old, black woman with a spontaneous quadruplet pregnancy. The patient had had a previous twin pregnancy and was herself a twin. The patient's mother had a history of twin and triplet pregnancies. Following the diagnosis, the patient was hospitalized and given betamethasone weekly. At 33 weeks' gestation she had spontaneous rupture of the membranes and delivered by cesarean section. The quadruplets had good Apgar scores and were discharged 5-10 weeks later in good health.
Authors:
G H el-Tabbakh; F F Broekhuizen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1994 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-01     Completed Date:  1994-06-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  134-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee 53201.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Pregnancy
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Quadruplets*
Reproductive History
Triplets
Twins

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