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dc.contributorMadi, S.A.EN
dc.contributorAl Naggar, R.L.EN
dc.contributorAl Awadi, S.A.EN
dc.contributorBastaki, L.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:31:35Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:31:35Z
dc.date.issued2005EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1104/11_4_2005_700_706.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116997
dc.description700-706EN
dc.description.abstractWe investigated major congenital abnormalities in babies born in Al Jahra Hospital, Kuwait from January 2000 to December 2001. Of 7739 live and still births born over this period, 97 babies had major congenital malformations [‎12.5/1000 births]‎: 49 [‎50.6%]‎ babies had multiple system malformations, while 48 [‎49.4%]‎ had single system anomalies. Of the 49 babies with multiple malformations, 21 [‎42.8%]‎ had recognized syndromes, most of which were autosomal recessive and 17 had chromosomal aberrations. Isolated systems anomalies included central nervous system [‎12 cases]‎, cardiovascular system [‎9 cases]‎, skeletal system [‎7 cases]‎ and gastrointestinal system [‎6 cases]‎. Of the parents, 68% were consanguineous. Genetic factors were implicated in 79% of cases. Genetic services need to be provided as an effective means for the prevention of these disordersEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectArabsEN
dc.subjectBirth RateEN
dc.subjectChromosome AberrationsEN
dc.subjectConsanguinityEN
dc.subjectGenes, DominantEN
dc.subjectGenes, RecessiveEN
dc.subject.meshAbnormalitiesEN
dc.titleProfile of major congenital malformations in neonates in Al-Jahra region of KuwaitEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (‎4)‎, 700-706, 2005


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