Human fetal exposure to ochratoxin A and aflatoxins.

  title={Human fetal exposure to ochratoxin A and aflatoxins.},
  author={Felixtina E. Jonsyn and Sheila M. Maxwell and Ralph G. Hendrickse},
  journal={Annals of tropical paediatrics},
  volume={15 1},
Analysis of 64 cord blood samples from pregnant women in Sierra Leone revealed the presence of ochratoxin A (OTA) and aflatoxins in 25% and 58% of samples, respectively. Of the eight maternal blood samples collected during delivery, one contained OTA and aflatoxins were detected in six. There was no relationship between mycotoxins in maternal and cord blood. The effect these toxins might have had on the birthweight of infants is discussed. 

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