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In all cases, a detailed autopsy should be performed, including examination of the placenta.
Some causes may be recurrent; future reproductive management should be guided by the autopsy findings.
Intrauterine infection, including
Chromosome abnormalities, especially
Cytogenetics (prenatal and fetal)
Intrauterine growth retardation, including
Multiple gestation, especially
Haemoglobin F - Kleihauer test.
Fetal haemolysis, including;
Molecular genetics - individual genetic disorders (Thalassaemia) See also Hydrops fetalis
Haemangioma of cord or placenta
Maternal Diabetes mellitus
|Reference||Fretts, R.C. Etiology and prevention of stillbirth (Review) American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005) 193, 1923-35|