Prothrombin G20210A mutation: Is it associated with pre-eclampsia?
JR Higgins, T Kaiser, EK Moses, R North, SP Brennecke
Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation | KARGER | Published : 2000
OBJECTIVE: A strong independent association between the prothrombin G20210A gene mutation and pre-eclampsia has been reported in an Italian population. This result was not confirmed in a subsequent study in a Dutch population. The objective of this study was to further test the hypothesis that the prothrombin G20210A mutation is associated with pre-eclampsia/eclampsia. METHODS: Seventeen eclamptics and 67 pre-eclamptics were recruited from 34 multicase Australian/New Zealand families. An additional 105 unrelated pre-eclamptic/eclamptic women and 119 parous women were recruited as controls. RESULTS: The overall incidence for the prothrombin G20210A gene mutation in the pre-eclamptic group was..View full abstract