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Long-term follow-up of children born after amniocentesis.

Journal article
Authors Christopher Gillberg
Peder Rasmussen
Jan Wahlström
Published in Clinical Genetics
Volume 21
Issue 1
Pages 69-73
ISSN 0009-9163
Publication year 1982
Published at Department of pediatrics
Department medicine
Pages 69-73
Language en
Links www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...
Keywords Adult, Amniocentesis, Adverse effects, Child, Child Development, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Growth, Humans, Male, Maternal Age, Pregnancy, Risk, Time Factors
Subject categories Child and adolescent psychiatry

Abstract

Paediatric and neurodevelopmental examinations were made of 122 children between the ages of 5 and 7 years. The mothers of 62 of these children had undergone amniocentesis for prenatal chromosome determination. The other 60 children were controls, matched for time of birth and maternal age. The fact that no difference between the groups was revealed in respect of paediatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, orthopaedic abnormalities, or respiratory problems during the neonatal period indicates that the risk for developmental complications is not increased in children born after amniocentesis in the second trimester.

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