Fever in pregnancy and risk of fetal death: a cohort study

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Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Pernille Vastrup, Jan Wohlfahrt, Per Kragh Andersen, Jørn Olsen, Mads Melbye

Hyperthermia acts as a teratogen in some animals where it can induce resorption of the fetus and fetal death. Fever during pregnancy, especially in the period of embryogenesis, is also suspected as being a risk factor for fetal death in human beings. We did a large cohort study in Denmark to investigate this possibility.
Original languageEnglish
JournalLancet
Volume360
Issue number9345
Pages (from-to)1552-1556
Number of pages5
ISSN0140-6736
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Research areas

  • Abortion, Spontaneous, Adult, Female, Fetal Death, Fever, Gestational Age, Humans, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Pregnancy Outcome, Pregnancy Trimester, First, Pregnancy Trimester, Second, Prospective Studies, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors

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