• Medicine
  • Published 2009

Correlation of serum level of folic acid and homocysteine in pregnant women and the risk of neural tube defects

@inproceedings{Qingai2009CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of serum level of folic acid and homocysteine in pregnant women and the risk of neural tube defects},
  author={Liu Qing-ai},
  year={2009}
}
Objective To explore the relationship between serum folate and homocysteine (Hcy) during pregnancy and the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs). Methods Our research was a case-control study. We recruited pregnant women from 9 hospitals in 5 counties in Shanxi province,where NTDs prevalence was high. All subjects received prenatal healthcare or delivered in participating hospitals and agreed to participate. Women who were diagnosed with NTD by ultrasound scans and who electively terminated an NTD… CONTINUE READING

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