High frequency of protein Z deficiency in patients with unexplained early fetal loss.


The protein Z-protein Z-dependent inhibitor complex is a factor Xa inhibitor. Protein Z deficiencies have recently been described in patients with ischemic stroke. As placenta infarction leads to poor pregnancy outcome, we studied protein Z plasma concentrations in nonthrombotic, nonthrombophilic consecutive patients with unexplained pregnancy wastage. A… (More)

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