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Infection link to preeclampsia

Postby laura » Mon Feb 28, 2005 09:00 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Feb 28, 2005 09:00 pm


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4305661.stm

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Re : Infection link to preeclampsia

Postby annegarrett » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:24 pm

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:24 pm

"Chlamydia antibodies are markers for many things in life. There are
many confounders in this study to account for before one attributes
preeclampsia to a prior infection. particularly higher levels of
antibodies."

Comments on this study from one of our Medical Board. Curious to hear what "the Captain" has to say--this is her "area."



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Re : Infection link to preeclampsia

Postby laura » Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:47 pm

by laura (5139 Posts), Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:47 pm

Haha, great minds think alike, I sent this link to her. Darn that Central Time Zone!

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Re : Infection link to preeclampsia

Postby catherine » Tue Mar 01, 2005 07:35 am

by catherine (2832 Posts), Tue Mar 01, 2005 07:35 am

It has been observed that nearly everyone seroconverts (indicating exposure) to C. pneumoniae by age 5. Thus it would not be surprising to find a range of reactive titers in women of childbearing age. Consequently, it would be extremely difficult to demonstrate a tight association with active C. pneumoniae infection and an episode of preeclampsia. Obviously, an enormous amount of work (and a prospective study) would be needed to confirm these observations.

I don't know how many female chlamydia researchers have had preeclampsia, apart from myself [;)]. Maybe I'll take an informal poll at the next research conference and get back to you [:p].

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