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Neonatal head circumference and related indices of disturbed fetal development in schizophrenic patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9720124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Neonatal head circumference and dermatoglyphic patterns were examined in 60 schizophrenic patients with previous findings of elevated rates of minor physical anomalies. Neonatal head circumference was reduced in patients vs neonatal matched-controls. Patients did not differ from healthy adult controls on total finger ridge count, a-b palmar ridge count, or pattern type asymmetry. No significant relationships were found in patients between neonatal head circumference, dermatoglyphics and minor physical anomalies, with one exception: reduced a-b palmar ridge count was associated with abnormalities of the mouth. No relationship was found between patients' neonatal head circumference and their adult head circumference. Adult male schizophrenic patients had larger head circumference relative to body length than their male controls.
Authors:
E Cantor-Graae; B Ismail; T F McNeil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Schizophrenia research     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0920-9964     ISO Abbreviation:  Schizophr. Res.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-26     Completed Date:  1998-10-26     Revised Date:  2010-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804207     Medline TA:  Schizophr Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  191-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Community Medicine, Lund University, University Hospital Malmö, Sweden. elizabeth.cantor-graae@smi.mas.lu.se
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Body Constitution
Dermatoglyphics
Embryonic and Fetal Development*
Female
Head / pathology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Middle Aged
Schizophrenia / etiology*,  pathology

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