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Interpupillary and internipple distances and ear lengths in Nigerian newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6083743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and seventy-eight Nigerian, singleton full term neonates were investigated for interpupillary and internipple distances and ear length. The values were compared with standards derived from an American population. The study showed that the Nigerian neonate is hyperteloric, has a short ear, more closely spaced nipples and a lower ratio of internipple distance to chest circumference relative to the American neonate. It was concluded that local reference standards are needed before these anthropometric parameters can be safely used in the diagnosis of intrauterine growth retardation and dysmorphic states.
A B Ejiwunmi; O A Okanlawon; O O Ojo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of tropical paediatrics     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0272-4936     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Publication Date:  1984 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-05     Completed Date:  1985-02-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8210625     Medline TA:  Ann Trop Paediatr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Breast / anatomy & histology*
Ear, External / anatomy & histology*
Infant, Newborn*
Nipples / anatomy & histology*
Pupil / anatomy & histology*

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