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Infant death and consanguineous marriage

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.659 (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:659
  1. K H Orstavik,
  2. R Lindemann,
  3. J Steen
  1. Ulleval University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

    EDITOR, - Perinatal mortality and infant mortality are important indicators of community health Consanguineous marriage increases the risk of having children with autosomal recessive disorders and may be a cause of perinatal and infant death that cannot be prevented.1,2 We recently compared perinatal and infant mortality in children with a Norwegian background and …

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