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Korean Journal of Fertility and Sterility 1999;26(1):123-126.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Associated with Protein C Deficiency.
Y S Nam, S Y Han, D H Choi, T K Yoon, K Y Cha
Abstract
A successful outcome of pregnancy requires an efficient uteroplacental vascular system. Since this system may be compromised by disorders of haemostasis associated with a prothrombotic state, maternal thrombophilia might be a risk factor for fetal loss. Hereditary deficiencies of the naturally occuring anticoagulants are well recognized conditions predisposing to recurrent venous thromboembolism. Since thrombotic phenomena have been implied as a cause of abortion and stillbirth, these deficiencies might increase the risk of fetal demise. We have experienced a case of antiphospholipid syndrome associated with protein C deficiency in patient with recurrent spontaneous abortion. So we report this case with a brief review of literatures.


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