Early pregnancy loss

March 08, 2021 8:10 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

JAAPA | Jackson, Toni MMS, PA-C; Watkins, Elyse DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Previously called spontaneous abortion, early pregnancy loss (EPL) is the preferred term encompassing threatened abortion, incomplete abortion, complete abortion, and anembryonic pregnancy. EPL has many causes, including chromosomal abnormalities, immunologic and infectious causes, and underlying maternal risk factors. Because many patients present with first-trimester bleeding, clinicians must know the appropriate evaluation and management techniques.

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