Prevalence of cleft lip and palate in cousin marriages
Keywords:Cleft Lip. Cleft Palate. Palate. Developed Countries. Family. Marriages. Social Change. Lip. Disabled Persons
Background: Birth defects are one of the leading causes of paediatric disability and mortality in developing as well as developed countries. The purpose of this study is to report our 3 months experience regarding the prevalence of cleft lip and palate in cousin marriages. Methods: A retrospective review of 50 patients who presented with cleft lip or cleft lip/palate during 3 months, from 9th March to 8th June, 2005 was carried out.. Results: Among the risk factors cousin marriages is a most frequent risk factor. Cleft lip is more common than cleft lip/palate and cleft lip alone is a different entity than cleft lip and palate combined.
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