References for: Causes, evaluation, and treatment.
Medscape Women’s Health 1998 May;3(3):2 (ISSN: 1521-2076) Bick RL; Madden J; Heller KB; Toofanian A
Thrombosis Clinical Center, Department of Medicine (Hematology & Oncology), Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, Tex., USA.
Table 1. Profile of 118 Women Having Recurrent Fetal Loss
|Mean Age: 34 years|
|Mean Number of Miscarriages at Diagnosis: 3|
|Frequency of Defects Noted|
|Protein S deficiency:||7||(8.70%)|
Table 2. Two-Stage Evaluation of RFL When Blood-Protein and Platelet Defects Are Suspected
|Blood-Protein/Platelet Factor (Technique/Assay)|
|Perform complete history and physical exam. Send serum for CBC and panel I blood protein and coagulation studies.|
|Evaluate serum sample for blood protein defects more rarely associated with RFL.|
dRVVT= dilute Russel’s viper venom time; ELISA = enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; Ig = immunoglobulin.