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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 485452, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/485452
Case Report

Severe Anaemia during Late Pregnancy

1School of Medicine, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK
2Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, Maternity Building, City General Hospital, Newcastle Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 6QG, UK

Received 7 April 2012; Accepted 9 July 2012

Academic Editors: M. H. Eichbaum and L. Nilas

Copyright © 2012 Mahenaz Akhtar and Ismail Hassan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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