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How common is gastroschisis?

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Dr. Danae Steele
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Incidence is rising

20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis.
Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some places. We do not know what is causing the risk of gastroschisis to rise.

In brief: Incidence is rising

20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis.
Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some places. We do not know what is causing the risk of gastroschisis to rise.
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