Increase seen in birth defect rate for multiple births

02/7/2013 | Reuters

About 11 in every 10,000 multiple births across 14 European countries in 2007 had congenital defects, up from about six in every 10,000 multiple births in 1984, according to a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers noted that the largest increase in birth defects among multiples was not due to chromosomal abnormalities.

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