Most current hypotheses regarding the pathophysiologic mechanisms of pregnancy-induced hypertention point to early placental abnormalities. Therefore, we attempted to determine whether serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels reflect a different trophoblastic secretory response of preeclampsia. Thirteen pregnant women with severe preeclampsia were matched with twenty-one normotensive pregnant women with singleton pregnancies in the third trimester. Serum b-hCG levels were found to be significantly higher in severe preeclampsia, compared with controls (p
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GÖKDENİZ, REMZİ; ARIGÜLOĞLU, ERDAL; BAZOĞLU, NURSEL; and BALAT, ÖZCAN (2000) "Elevated Serum \beta-hCG Levels in SeverePreeclampsia," Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences: Vol. 30: No. 1, Article 8. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/medical/vol30/iss1/8