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Title: Facial cleft and associated anomalies: incidence among infants at a Jordanian medical centre
Authors: Aqrabawi, H.E.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: To estimate incidence of cleft lip and cleft palate among Jordanian infants and to identify associated anomalies, we carried out a prospective, hospital-based study over a 5-year period, January 2000-January 2005. The total number of liveborn infants was 25 440, 60 of whom [2.4/1000] had facial clefts: 20 [33%] with cleft lip, 15 [25%] with cleft palate and 25 [42%] with both. Congenital heart disease was the commonest associated anomaly [47%] identified, followed by skeletal abnormalities [13%]. Renal anomalies were found in 10% of cases. The high prevalence of congenital heart disease may justify routine echocardiography screening. The high consanguineous marriage rate may be a contributing factor to the high incidence of cleft anomalies
Description: 356-359
Keywords: Cleft Lip
Incidence
Consanguinity
Prevalence
Prospective Studies
Cleft Palate
Heart Defects, Congenital
Congenital Abnormalities
Subject: Face
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117445
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1402/14_2_2008_0356_0359.pdf
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