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Epidemiologic aspects of neural tube defects in South East Iran

Afshar, M. and Golalipour, M.J. and Farhud, D. (2006) Epidemiologic aspects of neural tube defects in South East Iran. Neurosciences, 11 (4). pp. 289-292. ISSN 13196138 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the rate of neural tube defects (NTDs) and their relation to gender, maternal age, consanguineous marriage, season, and drug consumption in Birjand, Iran. Methods: This research was carried out on 16,785 live or stillborn newborns in Birjand, Iran from April 1997 to December 2001. Results: The rate of NTDs was 2.97 per 1000. This rate was 1.97 per 1000 in males, and 3.55 per 1000 in females. The rate of anencephaly was 1.37 per 1000, and spina bifida was 0.88 per 1000. We found that 32% of mothers with affected newborns had taken drugs during the first trimester of pregnancy, 90% of mothers did not consume folate before and during the first trimester, and 54% of parents had consanguineous marriage. Conclusion: We concluded that folate deficiency, usage of drugs during pregnancy, and consanguineous marriage may play a role of predisposition to NTD.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Neurosciences [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Embryology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Embryology and Histology, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Human Genetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Embryology, Gorgan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: anencephalus, article, consanguineous marriage, disease predisposition, drug use, female, folic acid deficiency, human, Iran, major clinical study, male, maternal age, neural tube defect, newborn, seasonal variation, sex difference, spina bifida
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 05:57
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 09:13
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2430

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