IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 42 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog1830.2015
Open Access Case Report
Microparticles hyperactivity in a case of intrauterine growth restriction
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2015 , 42(2), 231–233; https://doi.org/10.12891/ceog1830.2015
Published: 10 April 2015
Abstract

A case of a residual intrauterine fetal growth is described in a primiparous woman, aged 33 years, undergoing the 37th week of pregnancy. The patient was admitted to the outpatient department of the present clinic complaining of decreased fetal movement in the past few days. The cardiotocography (CTG) was non reactive, with reduced variability for a period of more than 30 minutes. The evaluation of the activity of microparticles (MPs) showed a value of 48.90 nM, which was 21.26 times higher than the mean of normal women of comparable pregnancy age (2.31 ± 1.95 nM) and 18.11 times higher than that of the average women who had intrauterine growth retardation (2.70 ± 2.63 nM). The reasons for this increase in the activity of the MPs are discussed in this case report.
Keywords
Microparticles
Pregnancy complications
Intrauterine growth restriction
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