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Fatal malformations in Jamaica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2235759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Babies with major malformations were identified during the Jamaica Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality Survey. They were found in 96 (8.6%) of 1112 perinatal and neonatal deaths coming to necropsy and in 28 (2.6%) of 1085 no so examined. The central nervous system was most commonly affected, followed by the renal, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems in decreasing order of frequency. Many infants had abnormalities in more than one system and 10 malformation syndromes/sequences were identified. Although at the present time, major malformations make only a small contribution to perinatal and neonatal mortality in Jamaica, their importance will increase when deaths from other causes, such as birth asphyxia, decline. The type of malformation currently fatal in a particular population is relevant when planning diagnostic and surgical services for neonates and infants. It is also important to any discussions about provision of prenatal diagnostic services.
K Coard; C Escoffery; G Codrington; J W Keeling; D Ashley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric pathology / affiliated with the International Paediatric Pathology Association     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0277-0938     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-04     Completed Date:  1990-12-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303527     Medline TA:  Pediatr Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  729-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / mortality
Blood Vessels / abnormalities
Bone and Bones / abnormalities
Central Nervous System / abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities / embryology,  mortality*
Digestive System Abnormalities
Fetal Death*
Heart Defects, Congenital / mortality
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Kidney / abnormalities
Lung / abnormalities
Muscles / abnormalities
Urinary Tract / abnormalities

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