Hypothesis: could Epstein-Barr virus play a role in the development of gastroschisis?

@article{Werler2010HypothesisCE,
  title={Hypothesis: could Epstein-Barr virus play a role in the development of gastroschisis?},
  author={Martha M Werler},
  journal={Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={71-5}
}
BACKGROUND The strong inverse association between maternal age and risk of gastroschisis in offspring has spurred many investigators to hypothesize that behaviors among younger females are the cause. Examples include cigarette smoking, illicit drugs, genitourinary infections, and sexually transmitted diseases, each of which has been reported to be associated with gastroschisis. Although these exposures are more common in young women, recent studies have shown that cigarette smoking… CONTINUE READING
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