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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Pepple, Dagogo J.; Reid, Harvey L.; Mullings, Anthony M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Article Title
Is there hyperviscosity in pre-eclampsia?
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2000
Volume ID
49
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
229-31
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Abstract
There are conflicting reports on blood viscosity and its determinants in pre-eclampsia. We investigated the presence of hyperviscosity and its determinants in 25 nulliparous, pre-eclamptic Jamaican women. An equal number of non-pre-eclamptic, gestation-matched women served as controls. There was no statistically significant difference in whole blood, plasma and serum viscosities, as well as in their determinants, namely, haematocrit, fibrinogen, IgM and IgG concentrations between the pre-eclamptic and control groups. This suggests that hyperviscosity is not a feature of pre-eclampsia in this Jamaican population.....
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