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Body proportions in fanconi anemia heterozygotes

Authors
  • Mohan, Sheila1
  • Lakshminarayanan, Prema1
  • Sowmya, P.1
  • Venkatadesikalu, M.1
  • Pushpa, V.1
  • 1 Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Chennai , Chennai
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2000
Volume
67
Issue
11
Pages
797–801
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/BF02726221
Source
Springer Nature
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Abstract

To study the anthropometric ratios in parents (heterozygotes) of children withFanconi anemia. The study was carried out in the Department of Hematology, Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai. Parents of children with Fanconi anemia were the subjects of the study. Applying standard instruments and methods, various body measurements were recorded. 31 fathers and 37 mothers were included in the study. A hundred male and female controls of the same ethnic group were also studied for the same parameters. The ratios were calculated and statistically analyzed. It was observed that fathers (male heterozygotes) had shorter forearms, the ratio of upper arm: forearm was significantly increased compared to male controls. In mothers (female heterozygotes) the inter-pupillary distance was increased, the ratio of head circumference to inter-pupillary distance was decreased compared to female controls.

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