MBchB study guide

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FETAL DEATHDefinition:Only those dead fetuses and neonates born weighing 500 g or more. Stillbirths are much more common with decreasing gestational age.Almost 80 percent of all stillbirths occur before term, and more than half are before 28 weeks.Stillbirths are much more common with decreasing gestational ageThe more common recognized causes of fetal death through the 1980s included infection, malformations, fetal growth restriction, and abruptio placentae.Causes of fetal deathThere are many explanations for fetal death which generally can be categorized as fetal, placental, or maternal causes.a) Fetal causes Up to 25 to 40 percent of stillbirths have fetal causesThese included anomalies, infections, malnutrition, nonimmune hydrops, and anti-D isoimmunization.Fetal deaths were caused by structural anomalies, of which neural-tube defects, hydrops, isolated hydrocephal

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