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Neonatal and pediatric outcome of infants born to mothers with Antiphospholipid Syndrome

J. A. Brewster, N. J. Shaw and R. G. Farquharson
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Objective: To determine any adverse outcome to infants born to mothers with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS).

Design: Case control study with retrospective data collection and prospective pediatric review.

Setting: Regional Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic based at a University Teaching Hospital.

Participants: Infants (n = 62) of mothers with APS, compared to 124 index cases randomly selected from the delivery register, matched for gestation and sex who delivered between 1992 and 1997.

Results: Sixty two infants born to 55 women with APS were reviewed to study the neonatal outcome. The prematurity rate for the group was 10%, compared to 8.5% for the total hospital population over the same period of time. Twenty-one percent (21%) had birth weights less than or equal to the 10th centile, which was not statistically significant compared to matched controls.

Published Online: 2005-06-01
Published in Print: 1999-07-01

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