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Genetics issues in preconception health care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12416084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Genetics is an important area of focus for the preconception visit (Table 4). Folic acid should be recommended for all women. The genetic and pregnancy history should be evaluated for clues to a genetic disorder. Preconception screening and counseling are available for many diseases that are indicated in the family history. Screening may be offered for sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, Tay Sachs disease, and cystic fibrosis in the appropriate population groups. Older couples should be counseled about their increased risks for having complications during pregnancy and for having children with genetic disorders.
Stephanie C Brundage; Mary Strossner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association (1975)     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0038-3139     ISO Abbreviation:  J S C Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-05     Completed Date:  2002-11-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503045     Medline TA:  J S C Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Family Planning Services*
Genetic Counseling*
Genetic Testing
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Preconception Care*
Risk Factors

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