Erythropoietin in amniotic fluid as a marker of chronic fetal hypoxia.

  title={Erythropoietin in amniotic fluid as a marker of chronic fetal hypoxia.},
  author={Ulrich B{\"u}scher and Kai Hertwig and Christiane Wolf and Joachim Wolfram Dudenhausen},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={60 3},
OBJECTIVE To determinate the erythropoietin concentration in amniotic fluid in normal pregnancies and pregnancies with suspected hypoxia. METHOD The erythropoietin concentration of 164 samples of amniotic fluid was determined by ELISA. The samples were taken by amniotomy during birth, as well as amniocentesis conducted during prenatal care. RESULTS A distribution of 1.07-7.29 U/l (10th-90th percentile) within the normal group (n = 106) was determined. Significantly elevated erythropoietin… CONTINUE READING

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