Raised maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein levels not associated with fetal malformations. A case report.


A pregnant black woman was found to have extremely high serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) concentrations on several occasions between 18 and 28 weeks of gestation; the amniotic fluid total AFP level was borderline at 22 weeks, and the concanavalin-A non-reactive fraction was below normal. At this stage termination of pregnancy was considered, but qualitative… (More)


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