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Research Article

Heparin-induced osteopenia in pregnancy.

Br Med J 1980; 281 doi: (Published 12 July 1980) Cite this as: Br Med J 1980;281:110
  1. P H Wise,
  2. A J Hall


    Multiple vertebral compression fractures occurred in a pregnant woman receiving heparin over nine months. This phenomenon may be more common than is clinically recognised and warrants careful re-examination of the indications and method of administration of anti-coagulants during pregnancy.