Birth prevalence of non-syndromic orofacial clefts in Saudi Arabia and the effects of parental consanguinity

@inproceedings{Sabbagh2015BirthPO,
  title={Birth prevalence of non-syndromic orofacial clefts in Saudi Arabia and the effects of parental consanguinity},
  author={Heba Jafar Sabbagh and Nicola P T Innes and Bahauddin I. Sallout and Najlaa Alamoudi and Mustafa A. Hamdan and Nasir H. Alhamlan and Amaal I. Al-Khozami and Fatma Dawood Abdulhameed and Jumana Yousuf Al-Aama and Peter Mossey},
  booktitle={Saudi medical journal},
  year={2015}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe the characteristics and prevalence of non-syndromic orofacial clefting (NSOFC) and assess the effects of parental consanguinity on NSOFC phenotypes in the 3 main cities of Saudi Arabia. METHODS All infants (114,035) born at 3 referral centers in Riyadh, and 6 hospitals in Jeddah and Madinah between January 2010 and December 2011 were screened. The NSOFC cases (n=133) were identified and data was collected through clinical examination and records, and information on… CONTINUE READING

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