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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Wharfe, Gillian H.; Fletcher, Horace M.; Reid, Marvin E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Pathology
Article Title
Lupus anticoagulant in Jamaican primiparae and the clinical significance in asymptomatic patients
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1999
Volume ID
48
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
126-28
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Sera from one thousand pregnant primiparous women from the antenatal clinic of the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) were screened for lupus anticoagulant. Twenty-three women (2.3%) were seropositive. A review was performed after delivery and eight hundred and sixty-eight (87%) of the case notes were found: 20/23 (87%) of those with positive tests and 848/977 (87%) of those with negative tests. The outcome variables examined were pre-eclampsia, postpartum haemorrhage, type of delivery, birth weight of the baby, foetal outcome, foetal distress, still birth, neonatal death, Apgar score at birth and need for admission to the special care nursery. No differences were found between the two groups for any of these variables.....
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