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Babies of mothers with leprosy have small placentae, low birth weights and grow slowly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7397079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One hundred and sixteen women with leprosy and 31 healthy controls were studied throughout 155 pregnancies, and their babies were observed for a period of up to two years. Babies of mothers with leprosy weighed less than those of healthy mothers; the placental weights and coefficients followed the same trend. The babies of the mothers with leprosy grew more slowly than those of the healthy mothers and these findings were most marked in the babies of mothers with lepromatous leprosy. The cause of the reduced feto-placental weight is thought to be related to the immune status of the mother.
M E Duncan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1980 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-10-27     Completed Date:  1980-10-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  471-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight*
Child Development*
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Leprosy / drug therapy,  physiopathology*
Organ Size
Placenta / anatomy & histology*
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / drug therapy,  physiopathology*

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