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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Generally Accepted Causes and Their Management

KAISER, JENNIFER MD, MA; BRANCH, D. WARE MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2016 - Volume 59 - Issue 3 - p 464–473
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000214
Status of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
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Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), commonly defined as 3 consecutive losses <10 weeks gestation, affects up to 5% of couples. Well-accepted causes include uterine malformation, antiphospholipid syndrome, and parental chromosomal abnormalities; however, the majority of RPL cases are idiopathic (up to 75%). This chapter covers these accepted causes of RPL and provides diagnosis and management strategies for patients falling within the above categories.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: D. Ware Branch, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 30 North 1900 East, Room 2B200 SOM, Salt Lake City, Utah 84132. E-mail: ware.branch@hsc.utah.edu

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