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Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in multiple pregnancy.

Abstract:

Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels were higher in 10 twin pregnancies and one triplet pregnancy than in 22 control singleton pregnancies matched for maternal age, parity, and the time of gestation at which the serum sample was taken. In twin pregnancies the average AFP levels were double those found in singleton pregnancies and the level in the triplet pregnancy was even higher. Raised maternal serum AFP values due to multiple pregnancy should not cause unnecessary amniocentesis in...

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10.1136/bmj.1.5959.651

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Role:
Author
Journal:
British medical journal
Volume:
1
Issue:
5959
Pages:
651-652
Publication date:
1975-03-05
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EISSN:
1468-5833
ISSN:
0007-1447
URN:
uuid:a9f2f3ef-d093-412e-bb8d-059c89a9a642
Source identifiers:
41664
Local pid:
pubs:41664

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