Effect of maternal vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy on neonatal kidney size.

@article{ElKhashab2013EffectOM,
  title={Effect of maternal vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy on neonatal kidney size.},
  author={Ehab K El-Khashab and Ahmad Mohamed Hamdy and Karima Moustafa Maher and Mohamed Ahmed Fouad and Ghada Z Abbas},
  journal={Journal of perinatal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={
          199-203
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In animal studies, vitamin A deficiency (VAD) during pregnancy has been shown to be associated with a decrease in nephron number and kidney weight of the offspring. At present, it is unclear whether these observations are pertinent to humans. Thus, this study was performed to assess the vitamin A status of a cohort of Egyptian pregnant women and their newborns and to determine the potential effect of maternal VAD during pregnancy on the neonatal kidney size. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING
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