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Facial cleft and associated anomalies: incidence among infants at a Jordanian medical centre.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18561727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
H E Aqrabawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de santé de la Méditerranée orientale = al-Majallah al-ṣiḥḥīyah li-sharq al-mutawassiṭ     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1020-3397     ISO Abbreviation:  East. Mediterr. Health J.     Publication Date:    2008 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-19     Completed Date:  2008-07-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9608387     Medline TA:  East Mediterr Health J     Country:  Egypt    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  356-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal Unit, King Hussein Medical Centre, Amman, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Cleft Lip / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Cleft Palate / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Epidemiologic Studies
Health Services Needs and Demand
Hospitals, Public
Infant, Newborn
Jordan / epidemiology
Neonatal Screening
Population Surveillance
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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