Antiphospholipid antibodies and recurrent abortion

Fabio Parazzini, Barbara Acaia, David Faden, Massimo Lovotti, Guido Marelli, Sergio Cortelazzo

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We examined the association between anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and the risk of recurrent spontaneous abortion in a case-control study conducted in a network of general and teaching hospitals in northern Italy. Subjects consisted of 220 women with two or more unexplained consecutive spontaneous abortions and 193 controls admitted for acute conditions other than immunologic, infective, gynecologic, or cardiovascular. Lupus anticoagulant was detected in 16 of 220 cases (7%, 95% confidence interval 4–11%) but in none of the 193 controls (Fisher exact test, P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-858
Number of pages5
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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