Abnormally elevated serum hCG in a patient with end-stage renal disease seeking abortion: to be expected or a cause for concern? A case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A patient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis was referred to our abortion clinic with a concern for molar pregnancy. By 12 weeks, her human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level was over 500,000. A review of the literature demonstrates that elevated hCG should be expected in this population and should not alter care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thompson, BW; Zerden, ML; Morse, JE

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 84 - 86

PubMed ID

  • 25858678

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0518

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.contraception.2015.03.014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States