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Dermatoglyphics in offspring of women given gamma globulin prophylaxis during pregnancy.
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PMID:  8879086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The fingertip dermatoglyphic patterns were studied in 93 infants whose mothers had been given gamma globulin (GG) prophylaxis against hepatitis on known gestational dates. The prevalence of infants with whorl patterns on 0-3 fingertips and that of infants with ulnar loops on 9 or 10 fingertips were significantly higher (P < 0.02 and P = 0.01, respectively) in offspring of women given prophylaxis during the first 162 days of pregnancy than in those whose mothers received GG at a later stage of gestation. These findings were particularly prominent in infants who had been exposed to > or = 5 ml of GG in the first 162 days of gestation. In light of these observations, and of previously noted dermatoglyphic changes in offspring of women who had gestational prophylaxis against rubella, it appears that exogenous GG can influence the prenatal development of fingertip skin ridge patterns, and that this influence is responsive to the gestational timing and dosage of GG administered.
L J Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Teratology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0040-3709     ISO Abbreviation:  Teratology     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-03     Completed Date:  1997-02-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153257     Medline TA:  Teratology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health Insurance Fund, General Federation of Labor, Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Dose-Response Relationship, Immunologic
Gestational Age
Hepatitis, Viral, Human / prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
gamma-Globulins / administration & dosage,  pharmacology*
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