hPL deficiency with normal estriol levels in a normal pregnancy

Jasmin Moshirpur, Anna Bernett, James McCarrick, Jona Allerhand

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The third published case of human placental lactogen (hPL) deficiency in a normal pregnancy is reported. The results of the 3 cases are discussed. In all cases, estriol levels were normal and hPL levels were either unmeasurable or below 1 [micro]g/ml. The placenta showed no obvious abnormalities. Growth hormone and prolactin determinations did not contribute to the understanding of the deficiency; neither did the glucose levels in the maternal blood. All 3 infants were male.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6s-8s
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1981


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