Congenital malformations in twins.

@article{Myrianthopoulos1976CongenitalMI,
  title={Congenital malformations in twins.},
  author={Ntinos C. Myrianthopoulos},
  journal={Acta geneticae medicae et gemellologiae},
  year={1976},
  volume={25},
  pages={331-5}
}
Among 1195 twins born in the Collaborative Perinatal Project, for whom information was available, 219 (18.33%) were found to have malformations, 179 (14.98%) single and 40 (3.35%) multiple. The frequency of malformations among twins was significantly higher than that among singletons from the same population, but the difference was entirely contributed by MZ twins. This holds true for both major and minor malformations. The frequency among Negro twins was higher than among white, and among male… CONTINUE READING

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