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Lower birth weight of offspring born after self-poisoning of parent.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1381469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Birth weight was evaluated in 777 and 217 livebirths, respectively, of index females and female partners of index males born before and after severe self-poisoning with drugs. Birth weight was also evaluated in matched controls. Babies born to index females months or years after an attempted self-poisoning were found to have a lower birth weight than before this suicide attempt. The difference in the birth weight of subsequent pregnancies of index and control females was also highly significant. A similar trend was observed in livebirths of female partners of index males. However, the differences were not significant between previous and subsequent pregnancies and between index cases and matched controls.
A E Czeizel; A Szabados; E Susánszky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mutation research     Volume:  269     ISSN:  0027-5107     ISO Abbreviation:  Mutat. Res.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-06     Completed Date:  1992-10-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400763     Medline TA:  Mutat Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Human Genetics and Teratology, NIH-WHO Collaborating Centre for the Community Control of Hereditary Diseases, Budapest, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Hungary / epidemiology
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Overdose / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Sex Factors
Suicide, Attempted / statistics & numerical data*

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