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Recurrent miscarriage 

Recurrent miscarriage
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Recurrent miscarriage
Author(s):

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199650682.003.0008
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date: 05 May 2021

Introduction

Causes of recurrent miscarriage

Management options and therapeutic intervention

Further reading

Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before 24 weeks of gestation. It is the commonest complication of pregnancy and its incidence increases with female age. For women <35yrs the incidence is about 1 in 5, rising to 1 in 2–3 for women in their mid-40s. The ‘true’ incidence of miscarriage may be even higher as many pregnancy failures go ‘unnoticed’ with the women simply reporting a 1- or 2-day ‘late’ menses....

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