Declining serum concentrations of the β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin and ruptured ectopic pregnancy

Elissa Gretz, John Quagliarello

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Abstract

Declining values of the β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin may be associated with ectopic pregnancy or missed abortion. Sonography may not always establish a definitive diagnosis. A case is presented where expectant management of declining levels resulted in rupture of an ectopic pregnancy. Declining values of the β-subunit of human chorionic gonadotropin should not give the clinician a false sense of security in managing first-trimester pregnancy disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)940-941
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume156
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin
  • ectopic pregnancy, ruptured

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