Consanguinity and its effect on fetal growth and development: a south Indian study.

@article{Kulkarni1990ConsanguinityAI,
  title={Consanguinity and its effect on fetal growth and development: a south Indian study.},
  author={Muralidhar Laxmanrao Kulkarni and Mathew Kurian},
  journal={Journal of medical genetics},
  year={1990},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={348-52}
}
The effect of consanguinity on fetal growth and development was studied in 3700 consecutive births (live and stillborn); 26% of the total births were to consanguineous couples. Hindus had a higher frequency of consanguineous marriages, uncle-niece unions being the commonest type, whereas Moslems preferred first cousin marriages. The incidence of congenital malformations was 39.1/1000 births with a significantly higher incidence among the consanguineous group (8.01%) as against the… CONTINUE READING

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