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Is cleft lip/palate more predominant in low-income countries?

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Dr. Hashim Alani
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cleft lip

I don't think so, but there is definitely some inhereted aspect of this deformity.
Low income countries may not pay attention to the inheritance of this disease.

In brief: Cleft lip

I don't think so, but there is definitely some inhereted aspect of this deformity.
Low income countries may not pay attention to the inheritance of this disease.
Dr. Hashim Alani
Dr. Hashim Alani
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it is and this has been related to nutritional deficiencies and prenatal care.

In brief: Yes

Yes it is and this has been related to nutritional deficiencies and prenatal care.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: No.

Genetics plays a strong role in the prevalence of clefting in many countries.
Asian is highest rate, then caucasian is lower, and black african rate is the lowest. Of course folate (folic acid) deficiency contributes, but does not seem responsible for national rate differences.

In brief: No.

Genetics plays a strong role in the prevalence of clefting in many countries.
Asian is highest rate, then caucasian is lower, and black african rate is the lowest. Of course folate (folic acid) deficiency contributes, but does not seem responsible for national rate differences.
Dr. James Sidman
Dr. James Sidman
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