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Human placental lactogen (hPL) deficiency in a normal pregnancy.
  1. O. Giampietro,
  2. M. Ferdeghini,
  3. P. Scatena


    A case of human placental lactogen (hPL) deficiency together with normal oestriol levels associated with a normal pregnancy in a woman in her second pregnancy is reported. The woman gave birth to a healthy male infant. The placenta was normal. Extremely low hPL levels may be compatible with the delivery of a healthy infant.

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