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C-reactive protein in pregnancy and in the postpartum period

  • Y. Romem
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    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, California, USA

    Women's Hospital, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA.
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  • R. Artal
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    Reprint requests: Raul Artal, M.D., Women's Hospital, Room 5K22, 1240 North Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA 90033.
    Affiliations
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, California, USA

    Women's Hospital, Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles, California, USA.
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      Abstract

      Serum C-reactive protein levels were measured by means of the nephelometric immunoassay technique in 215 pregnant women at various gestational ages. The results indicate a positive correlation of serum C-reactive protein levels with gestational age. In addition, we studied serum C-reactive protein concentrations in 37 pregnant women in labor and during the postpartum period. Delivery was accomplished by either the vaginal or abdominal route and was associated with significant C-reactive protein production.

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