Browsing by Subject "Abortion, Habitual"
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(2001)The present study sought to determine whether the level of anticardiolipin antibodies in women with recurrent abortion differed from that in the general population. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used for detection of anticardiolipin antibodies in a group of 26 patients defined as habitual aborters [at least three consecutive spontaneous abortions], and in a control group of 26 patients each of whom had had at least one live birth without pregnancy wastage. A high level of anticardiolipin antibody activity was detected among 19.23% of the ...
(1997)The role of maternal toxoplasmosis as a risk factor for habitual abortion was investigated. The indirect haemagglutination test was positive in a titre of 1:32 to 1:2048 much more frequently in women with habitual abortion [18.5%] than in the normal pregnancy group [5.9%]. The overall prevalence of antibodies gradually increased with age, reaching 23.7% in the age group 35-45 years. No differences were found among women in different socioeconomic groups. The study suggests that toxoplasma antibodies are more prevalent in women with cats at home ...