A genetic reason for male excess in infant respiratory mortality?
2004 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, Vol. 93, no 9, 1154-1155 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Male infants have a 50% higher risk of death from respiratory diseases and a number of congenital heart diseases that can lead to cerebral hypoxia. The most important of these diseases are infant respiratory distress syndrome and sudden infant death syndrome. Conclusion: The mechanism behind the excess peri-mortality rate in male infants is not known. A genetic factor leading to reduced tolerance to hypoxia is possible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 93, no 9, 1154-1155 p.
infant mortality, respiratory diseases, male excess
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22085DOI: 10.1080/08035250410014854Local ID: 1165OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22085DiVA: diva2:242398