Prenatal high-risk HPV infection raises preeclampsia risk

03/26/2013 | Family Practice News

Researchers say pregnant women with a high-risk type of human papillomavirus early in pregnancy have a more than twofold greater risk of developing preeclampsia than women without the virus. High-risk HPV is associated with increased likelihood of spontaneous premature birth before 35 and 37 weeks, according to the study, which was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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