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Two iniencephaly cases born the same day in the same hospital of Cali, Colombia. Iniencephaly cluster?

Authors
  • Saldarriaga, Wilmar
  • De Lourido, Carolina Isaza
  • Murcia, Fabian Andres Ruiz
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMJ Case Reports
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-203933
PMID: 24810450
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Two patients with short and hyperextended neck, cervical meningocele and other birth defects, were born the same day at the same hospital, both died. The autopsy report and X-rays show iniencephaly's classic findings. Revision of clinical histories did not show consanguinity between the parents, or exposure to environmental factors.

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