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[Primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome in pregnancy—successful pregnancy outcome after intravenous immunoglobulin administration]

A C Rosen, B Anegg
Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 1996, 56 (8): 410-3
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Primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is characterized by intrauterine fetal death and arterial and/or venous thrombosis. The clinical course of a 37-year-old pregnant woman with a history of eight previous miscarriages is presented. By application of intravenous immunoglobulin (Venimmun Behringwerke Marburg/Lahn) a successful pregnancy could be accomplished. Diagnosis, immunologic pathomechanisms, possible treatment modalities as well as the obstetric management of this autoimmune disease will be discussed.

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