Infant death and consanguineous marriageBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6929.659 (Published 05 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:659
- K H Orstavik,
- R Lindemann,
- J Steen
- 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 …