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Occurrence of Cleft Lip and Palate in terms of Maternal Health, Parents' Kinship, and Neonate Weight: a Case Study in the Infants of Southeastern part of Iran

Sirous Risbaf Fakour, Soraya Bakhshani, Saeed Bakhshani


Oral clefts including cleft lip (CL), cleft palate with or without cleft lip (CP/L) are one of the most common congenital deformities. The present study was conducted through a descriptive-retrospective study to examine the frequency of cleft lip and palate based on demographic factors including mother's health condition, parents kinship and weight of infants born in hospitals of Zahedan during 2001_2011 years. The result is based on the available hospital records of 142534 live births (there were 71717 boys and 70817 girls) collected from 4 hospitals of Zahedan city. Results indicate that mothers of about 0.12% of neonates were not having any disease history whereas 0.15% neonates born with cleft palate, lip, or lip and palate were from such mothers who were suffering from some diseases during pregnancy. Conclusively, the higher occurrence rate of clefts among baby boys was from such mothers who had the positive history of illness during pregnancy time or parents were kinship.


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  • DOI:10.21276/ambi.2016.03.sp1.ra01

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