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Congenital anomalies in multiple births after early loss of a conceptus

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Svetlana Glinianaia, Professor Judith Rankin


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BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies are more common in twins than singletons but in the majority, aetiology is not known. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that survivors of an early loss in a multiple conception, compared with all singletons, are at increased risk of congenital anomaly. METHODS: Data were abstracted from the UK population-based Northern Multiple Pregnancy Register and Northern Congenital Abnormality Survey, 1998-2004. RESULTS: Among 3311 twin conceptions, both conceptuses were lost at

Publication metadata

Author(s): Pharoah POD, Glinianaia SV, Rankin J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Human Reproduction

Year: 2009

Volume: 24

Issue: 3

Pages: 726-731

ISSN (print): 0268-1161

ISSN (electronic): 1460-2350

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/humrep/den436

PubMed id: 19059945


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