Fetal heart block, anti-SSA and anti-SSB antibodies. Association with intra-uterine growth retardation, fetal death and lupus anticoagulant.

Abstract

A case of complete fetal heart block associated with intra-uterine growth retardation, SSA- and SSB-antibodies is presented. The fetus died in utero. Autopsy revealed damage to the fetal cardiac conducting system together with severe placental fibrosis and recent infarctions. These findings and a slightly prolonged activated partial thromboplastin time indicated also the presence of the lupus anticoagulant.

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@article{Steier1987FetalHB, title={Fetal heart block, anti-SSA and anti-SSB antibodies. Association with intra-uterine growth retardation, fetal death and lupus anticoagulant.}, author={Johan Arnt Steier and Lars Andreas Akslen and Oystein Flesland and K M Askvik}, journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica}, year={1987}, volume={66 8}, pages={737-9} }