Prevalence of gestational and perinatal insults in brain-damaged children.


The value of utilizing the analysis of unusual dermatoglyphic patterns and of microscopic dental enamel abnormalities as nonspecific registers of fetal and perinatal insult was investigated in brain-damaged children. Positive findings were demonstrated in 82% of the brain-damaged group and in 17% of healthy controls (P less than 0.001). This confirms that… (More)


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