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The incidence of gastroschisis: Research urgently needs resources

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:423
  1. Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo, director,
  2. Alessandra Lisi, statistician,
  3. Eduardo E Castilla, coordinator (
  1. Centre of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects Surveillance and Research, Via Pilo Albertell 9, 00195 Rome, Italy
  2. ECLAMC, Departamento de Genetica, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Caixa Postal 926, 20001-970, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    EDITOR—Kilby says that gastroschisis shows an increasing temporal trend in the number of affected babies born in the United Kingdom,1 a trend that has also been observed in other parts of the world.2

    We evaluated the data of 25 registries of members of the International Clearinghouse for Birth Defects …

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