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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038

Abstract

DYCE GORDON, Elisa. Malformaciones del sistema nervioso central en una familia. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.3, pp.282-285. ISSN 0864-2125.

It is reported the appearance of 3 malformations of the central nervous system (2 defects of the neural tube and 1 hydrocephaly) in the offspring of a marriage between cousins. A possible relationship between appearance of these defects and the multifactorial and recessive autosomal inheritances is established. It is recommended to avoid marriage between relatives, as well as to offer genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis to all those persons who had procreated a child with malformations of the CNS

Keywords : SPINAL DYSRAPHISM [genetics]; ANENCEPHALY [genetics]; HYDROCEPHALUS [genetics]; GENETIC COUNSELING; CONSANGUINITY; MARRIAGE; FAMILY; PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS.

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