Homocysteine: biomarker or cause of adverse pregnancy outcome?

Abstract

Total fasting plasma homocysteine (tHcy) is significantly reduced during early-mid normal pregnancy. Elevated tHcy during or outside of pregnancy has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, affecting either the fetus or the evolution of the pregnancy. Examples of direct adverse effects on the fetus are neural tube defects, Down's syndrome… (More)
DOI: 10.2217/17520363.1.1.145

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