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A genetic reason for male excess in infant respiratory mortality?
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Paediatrics and Gynecology and Obstetrics, Department of Paediatrics in Linköping.
2004 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, Vol. 93, no 9, 1154-1155 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2004. Vol. 93, no 9, 1154-1155 p.
Keyword [en]
infant mortality, respiratory diseases, male excess
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22085DOI: 10.1080/08035250410014854Local ID: 1165OAI: diva2:242398
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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