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The Impact of Consanguinity on Fetal Loss [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2010; 18(4): 151-154

The Impact of Consanguinity on Fetal Loss

Isa A. Rad
Department of Genetics, Motahhari Hospital, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, West Azarbaijan, Iran.

The effect of consanguinity on fetal loss and mortality and morbidity of offspring is the subject of controversy. We carried out a retrospective cross sectional study on 469 couples with fetal loss, among whom 237 (50.53%) couples had consanguineous union and 232 (49.47%) of couples had no consanguinity. Considering the prevalence of consanguinity in the population that is 23%, a relation between consanguinity and fetal loss can be elucidated, although for more accurate determination of this correlation we need to find the prevalence of consanguinity in couples with no history of fetal loss, i.e., designing a case control study.

Keywords: Consanguinity, fetal loss.

Isa A. Rad. The Impact of Consanguinity on Fetal Loss. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2010; 18(4): 151-154

Corresponding Author: Isa A. Rad, Iran

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