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Maternal levels of alpha-fetoprotein in African women.

Show simple item record Khama O Rogo, GK Onyango, PJ Ojwang, C Sekkade-Kigondu 2020-08-20T10:05:16Z 2020-08-20T10:05:16Z 1991-08
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dc.description.abstract In a prospective and cross-sectional study, 147 serum samples from normal antenatal indigenous Kenyan women were analysed for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) concentrations between 8 and 28 weeks gestation. There was progressive rise in AFP levels with gestation, most rapid between 12 and 24 weeks. There were wide variations in AFP concentrations at every gestation but no correlation was established with maternal age or parity. All the eleven women with very high AFP values had subsequent complications, including 2 abortions, 1 APH, 7 PET and one pair of twins. The need for more studies on the value of AFP in monitoring of pregnancy in the African set up is emphasised. en_US
dc.publisher East African medical journal en_US
dc.subject Gene Ontology;gestation;Genes/Proteins;AFP;alpha-fetoprotein en_US
dc.title Maternal levels of alpha-fetoprotein in African women. en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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