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Is fetal gender significant in the perinatal outcome of pregnancies complicated by placental abruption?

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  • E. C. Nwosh
  • B. Kumar
  • M. El Sayed
  • S. Hollis
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/1999
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Issue number6
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)612-614
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Seventy cases of placental abruption were studied. These occurred in 12,800 deliveries, an incidence of 4.8 per 1000. There were more female infants (34-56%) compared with males (27-44%). Sixteen infants were stillborn and one baby died in the neonatal period. Thirteen of the perinatal deaths occurred in male infants. We speculate that a higher metabolic rate in male infants may account for this sex difference.