Levels of antibodies against cytomegalovirus and Chlamydophila pneumoniae are increased in early onset pre-eclampsia.

@article{Dadelszen2003LevelsOA,
  title={Levels of antibodies against cytomegalovirus and Chlamydophila pneumoniae are increased in early onset pre-eclampsia.},
  author={Peter von Dadelszen and Laura A Magee and Mel Krajden and Kadria Alasaly and Vesna Popovska and Rajashree M Devarakonda and Deborah M Money and David M. Patrick and Robert C. Brunham},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={725-30}
}
OBJECTIVE The origins of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia lie in a mismatch between feto-placental demands and utero-placental supply, a situation that also arises in normotensive intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Could reactivated chronic infection be both a trigger for these differential maternal responses to the same underlying pathology and a link between pre-eclampsia and its attendant lifelong risks of atherosclerosis? DESIGN Nested case-control study. SETTING Tertiary obstetric centre… CONTINUE READING

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