Genetics for the obstetrician/gynecologist
Medical genetics is the most rapidly expanding field in medicine. The obstetrician/gynecologist frequently encounters patients with genetic issues that must be evaluated and may require consultation with a specialist. Commonly encountered problems include pregnancy in women of increased maternal age, couples who have had prior aneuploid conceptuses, increased paternal age, hematologic and coagulation abnormalities, autosomal disorders, family histories of mental retardation (including fragile X syndrome), and recurrent pregnancy loss. Carrier testing and prenatal diagnosis are available for an increasingly large number of disorders. © 1995.
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