Maternal serum alpha 2-macroglobulin and fetal growth retardation.

  title={Maternal serum alpha 2-macroglobulin and fetal growth retardation.},
  author={Robert L Goldenberg and Tsunenobu Tamura and Suzanne P. Cliver and Gary R. Cutter and Howard J Hoffman and Richard O. Davis},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={78 4},
Maternal serum alpha 2-macroglobulin levels were measured twice, at approximately 18 and 30 weeks' gestation, in 289 pregnant women who later delivered at or after 37 weeks. Levels were elevated as early as 18 weeks' gestation in women destined to have a growth-retarded infant, and this elevation persisted through 30 weeks' gestational age. Furthermore, levels were higher in white women than black, in smokers than in non-smokers, and in thin than in heavier women. When the effect of alpha 2… CONTINUE READING

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