Persistent low levels of human chorionic gonadotropin: A premalignant gestational trophoblastic disease.

@article{Khanlian2003PersistentLL,
  title={Persistent low levels of human chorionic gonadotropin: A premalignant gestational trophoblastic disease.},
  author={Sarah A. Khanlian and Harriet O. Smith and Laurence A. Cole},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={188 5},
  pages={
          1254-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to evaluate the significance of persistent low-level human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) titers (usually <50 IU/L) in the absence of clinical evidence of pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic disease. STUDY DESIGN The USA hCG Reference Service consulted on 114 cases with persistent low levels of hCG; 51 had false-positive hCG results. The remaining 63 cases had real hCG results and are presented here. RESULTS Antecedent gestational events included… CONTINUE READING

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