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Cardiomyopathy of pregnancy developed in a healthy primigravida at 34 weeks gestation and was followed two weeks later by the spontaneous delivery of a fresh stillbirth. An immunological basis underlying both the mother's condition and the fetal death was suggested by the presence of myocardial antibodies in maternal and cord blood. Reference is made to two(More)
Plasma copper concentration was significantly lower in 48 infertile women than in 35 control subjects and somewhat lower in women with secondary rather than primary infertility. Plasma zinc concentration was not appreciably different in infertile and fertile women. Low plasma copper concentration may influence normal human female fertility.
A case of fetal death from abruptio placentae is reported in which the placenta was the seat of multiple chorangiomata. This association is believed not to have been fortuitous and a possible mechanism is suggested by which chorangioma may contribute to the pathogenesis of placental abruption. The incidence, morphological variation and clinical(More)
Plasma zinc concentration was significantly lower in the maternal blood of 54 women giving birth to congenitally abnormal babies either within 24 h or 24 months previously when compared with control mothers. Cord blood zinc concentrations in 20 congenitally abnormal babies were also lower than in the control babies. We conclude that low plasma zinc may be(More)