IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 20 / Issue 1 / pii/1993004

Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 47 Issue 1 (2020). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

The significance of the relationship between serum levels of cobalamin and MCHC during pregnancy

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1 Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, dell’Universita di Siena, Italy
2 Clinica Ostetrica e Ginecologica, dell’Universita di Padova, Italy
3 Istituto di Biochimica ed Enzimologia, dell’Universita di Siena, Italy
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1993, 20(1), 20–22;
Published: 10 March 1993

Cobalamin concentration and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (MCHC) were found to have highly significant inverse correlation with the weeks of pregnancy (respectively -.278 P < 0.0001 and .342 P < 0.00001) in 205 pregnant women. Among all haematometric parameters cobalamin concentrations during pregnancy only correlates with MCHC (P < .01). This datum seems to indicate an influence of B12 on erythropoiesis which adequate the concentration of haemoglobin to circulatory modifications of pregnant women.

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