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Table 2 Conditions that could have been associated with the intrauterine death, as reported in the medical records of the women

From: Retrospective study 2005–2015 of all cases of fetal death occurred at ≥23 gestational weeks, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Class of Pathology Pathology N % over 278 IUFDs
Fetus Congenital anomalies incompatible with life 7 2.5
Chronic infections (i.e. TORCH Syndrome) 4 1.4
Acute infections 21 7.6
Non-immune fetal hydrops 5 1.8
Isoimmunization 1 0.4
Feto-maternal transfusion 0 0.0
Feto-fetal transfusion syndrome 1 0.4
Fetal Growth Restriction 43 15.5
Placenta Placental abruption 36 12.9
Amniotic Fluid Chorioamnionitis 32 11.5
Uterus Uterine Rupture 2 0.7
Maternal o Mother Diabetes 29 10.4
Essential hypertension 14 5.0
Pre-eclampsia 27 9.7
Lupus/Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 4 1.4
Cholestasis 5 1.8
Alcohol abuse 1 0.4
Smoking Abuse (> 5 cigarettes/day) 6 2.2
Drug addiction 1 0.4
During delivery Asphyxia 9 3.2
  Total conditions reported 248  
  1. The 248 conditions were reported for 162 IUFD cases. In addition, at least another 30 fetuses with no other condition were small for gestational age (SGA), while we did not have information on SGA on other 20 cases. The remaining 79 cases did not present any condition and were not SGA