Journal article

Cerebral palsy in multiple births in Western Australia: genetic aspects.

B Petterson, F Stanley, D Henderson

Am J Med Genet | Published : 1990


A study of cerebral palsy in multiple births was undertaken to test genetic involvement and assess the impact of the special conditions of pregnancy and parturition in these cases. Complete ascertainment of cerebral palsy in multiple gestations that occurred in Western Australia between 1956 and 1985 was obtained from the Western Australian Cerebral Palsy Register. There were 74 twins and 5 triplets. Data on sex, birth order, motor handicap, outcome in co-twins and triplets, zygosity, and pedigree information was obtained from the Register, hospital records, and, where possible, by interview of the parent(s) of the propositi. There was a significantly higher (P = 0.0026) concordance rate in ..

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