Nazia Farooq, Ahmad Naeem Akhtar, Muhammad Rizwan, Hira Tariq, Anam Tariq, Ammar Noor, Yasmeen Lodhi

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Frequency of Anticardiolipin Antibodies in Women with Recurrent Fetal Loss

Nazia Farooq, Ahmad Naeem Akhtar, Muhammad Rizwan, Hira Tariq, Anam Tariq, Ammar Noor, Yasmeen Lodhi



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To find out the frequency of Anticardiolipin Antibodies in women with recurrent fetal loss

Study design & duration: One year descriptive study

Methods: Seventy five females were included in the study with ages ranging from 20-40 years with minimum two miscarriages.

Diabetic females and females with history of bacterial or viral diseases were excluded from the study.

Results: In this group the mean age was 27.60±3.29 years. Mean number of fetal losses was 2.95±1.45 whereas mean duration of marriage was 5.79±4.11 years.

Conclusion: It is suggested that the patient with history of recurrent miscarriages must be screened for Anticardiolipin Antibodies to bring them out of psychological and physical trauma.

Keywords: Anticardiolipin Antibodies (aCL), Recurrent fetal loss (RFL), aPTT 



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