Vitamin and homocysteine status of mothers and infants and the risk of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts.

@article{Rooij2003VitaminAH,
  title={Vitamin and homocysteine status of mothers and infants and the risk of nonsyndromic orofacial clefts.},
  author={Iris A. L. M. van Rooij and Dorine W Swinkels and Henk J. Blom and Hans M W M Merkus and R{\'e}gine P M Steegers-Theunissen},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 4},
  pages={1155-60}
}
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to investigate the involvement of maternal and infant B vitamins and homocysteine as risk factors for orofacial clefting. STUDY DESIGN Venous blood samples were taken from 96 infants with nonsyndromic orofacial clefts and 88 infants without a congenital malformation and from their mothers at approximately 14 months after the index pregnancy. Red blood cell and serum folate, serum vitamin B(12), whole blood vitamin B(6) as pyridoxal-5'-phosphate (PLP), and… CONTINUE READING

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