A 3-year cytogenetic survey of 9661 patients in South Africa

dc.contributor.advisorRetief, A. E.
dc.contributor.advisorBernstein, Renee
dc.contributor.advisorGrace, H. J.
dc.contributor.advisorNelson, Matilda M.
dc.contributor.advisorJansen, S.
dc.contributor.advisorBenjamin, Mercy
dc.contributor.authorBester, Rina
dc.contributor.authorBenjamin, Mercy
dc.identifier.citationRetief, A.E., Bernstein, R. & Grace, H.J. 1983, A 3-year cytogenetic survey of 9661 patients in South Africa, SA Medical Journal, 63(8), 48-53,
dc.identifier.issn0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2078-5135 (online)
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dc.description.abstractDuring the period 1 January 1977 - 31 December 1979, 9661 patients underwent cytogenetic investigation at seven participating laboratories in South Africa. The chromosome data were coded using a standard protocol and the results tabulated, being listed according to the clinical signs which led to referral for investigation. Cytogenetic investigation was most commonly requested for prenatal studies, and 22% of the group's effort was directed towards this. One in 27 amniotic cell specimens was reported to have shown anomalous chromosomes, trisomy 21 being the most frequent abnormality. The majority of postnatal investigations were requested because congenital abnormalities suggested an underlying chromosomal defect. In 42.3% of 2420 patients a chromosome defect was confirmed. Results of chromosome studies are tabulated by indication for referral and the findings summarized. This collaborative study gives an indication of the nature and frequency of chromosome disorders in South Africa.
dc.format.extentp. 48-53
dc.publisherHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)
dc.subjectChromosome aberration; chromosome analysis; clinical article; congenital disorder; congenital malformation; diagnosis; epidemiology; etiology; fetus; geographic distribution; heredity; histology; human; incidence; infertility; pregnancy; prenatal diagnosis; Chromosome Aberrations; Chromosome Disorders; Female; Human; Karyotyping; Male; Pregnancy; Prenatal Diagnosis; Sex Chromosome Aberrations; South Africa
dc.subjectChromosome abnormalitiesen_ZA
dc.subjectChromosome disorders -- Diagnosis -- South Africaen_ZA
dc.titleA 3-year cytogenetic survey of 9661 patients in South Africa
dc.rights.holderHealth and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)

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