Key clinical point: Odds of antepartum hemorrhage, placenta previa, cervical incompetence, preterm birth, and IUGR were higher for pregnant women with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Major finding: Adjusted odds ratio for incompetent cervix was 3.2 for women with EDS.
Study details: Analysis of national inpatient data over 14-year period, examining 910 deliveries to women with EDS out of 13,881,592 overall deliveries.
Disclosures: The authors reported no conflicts of interest and no outside sources of funding.
Nicholls-Dempsey L et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jan;220(1):S381-382. Abstract 574
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