Health  Vol.2 No.8 , August 2010
A possible association between cervical erosion in pregnant women and congenital abnormalities in their children-a population-based case-control study
Objective to study the possible association between erosion of cervix in pregnant women (ECP) and structural birth defects, i.e. congenital abnormalities (CA) in their offspring. Study design: Comparison of cases with CA and all matched controls without any CA born to wo- men with prospectively and medical record ECP in the population-based large data set of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities (HCCSCA). Results: HCC- SCA contained 22,843 cases and 38,151 matched controls, the informative offspring of 40 (0.18%) case mothers and the newborns of 25 control mothers (0.07%) with ECP were compared and the higher risk for total CA (adjusted OR with 95% CI: 2.7, 1.6-4.4) was found explained by the higher risk of 9 cases with hypospadias (OR with 95% CI: 4.5, 2.1-9.7) and 10 cases with car-diovascular CAs (OR with 95% CI: 3.4, 1.6-7.1), particularly with conotruncal CAs. Conclusions: An unexpected possible association of ECP with higher risk for hypospadias and conotrun-cal cardiovascular CAs was found and these findings are considered as signals that need confirmation or rejection

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nullBánhidy, F. , Ács, N. , Puhó, E. and Czeizel, A. (2010) A possible association between cervical erosion in pregnant women and congenital abnormalities in their children-a population-based case-control study. Health, 2, 945-950. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.28140.
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