Single fetal demise in twin gestation resulting in the resolution of severe pre-eclampsia

Zion J. Hagay, Roni Levy, Yaron Zalel, Ariel Weissman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A primigravida presenting with a twin pregnancy and severe pre-eclampsia which developed during early pregnancy is described. Complete resolution of symptoms and signs of pre-eclampsia were evident following the death of a growth-retarded single fetus. Pregnancy continued successfully until 35 weeks of gestation, when a single healthy infant was delivered. Few such cases of complete resolution of pre-eclampsia following the death of a single fetus are reported in the literature. The possibility that genetic susceptibility to pre-eclampsia is conferred by homozygosity for the same single recessive gene expressed by both mother and fetus is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-138
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fetal demise
  • Genetics
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Twin gestation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Single fetal demise in twin gestation resulting in the resolution of severe pre-eclampsia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this