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Pregnancy imposes relatively rapid rates of change on biological events in the human. As a consequence, some clinical findings appear that are relatively unique for pregnancy and surprising to the internist unfamiliar with them. One example is the absence of red-cell morphologic changes in roughly 80% of cases of iron deficiency anemia of pregnancy. Another is the rapid deterioration of functional capacity which may occur with rheumatic heart disease complicated by pregnancy, despite effectively restricted physical activity. Knowledge of disease syndromes in adults cannot always be transposed without change to pregnant adults. This book is one of a few publications
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Medical Complications During Pregnancy.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-1-150_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(1):150.
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