Orofacial Clefts and Risk Factors in Tehran, Iran: A Case Control Study

  title={Orofacial Clefts and Risk Factors in Tehran, Iran: A Case Control Study},
  author={Nasim Taghavi and Mansour Mollaian and Peymaneh Alizadeh and Mohammad Moshref and Sh Modabernia and Afsoon Akbarzadeh},
  booktitle={Iranian Red Crescent medical journal},
BACKGROUND Non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CL/P) or cleft palate only (CPO) are orofacial clefts with multifactorial etiology. These include environmental factors and heterogeneous genetic background. Therefore, studies on different and homogenous populations can be useful in detecting related factors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk factors in patients with non-syndromic cleft in Tehran, Iran. METHODS Data from 300 patients and 300 controls were… CONTINUE READING
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