Corpus ID: 19862456

Mortality in achondroplasia.

@article{Hecht1987MortalityIA,
  title={Mortality in achondroplasia.},
  author={Jacqueline T. Hecht and Clair Ann Francomano and William A Horton and John F. Annegers},
  journal={American journal of human genetics},
  year={1987},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          454-64
        }
}
  • Jacqueline T. Hecht, Clair Ann Francomano, +1 author John F. Annegers
  • Published in
    American journal of human…
    1987
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were determined for a historical cohort of achondroplastic individuals identified through the Medical Genetics Clinics of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Mortality was increased at all ages, with an overall SMR of 2.27 (95% confidence interval 1.7-3.0). Sudden death accounted for the excess deaths in those less than 4 years of age, and brain-stem compression was identified as the cause in half… CONTINUE READING

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