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A case report of gastroschisis: prenatal diagnosis in primary care settings matters

Said, Abdul Hadi and Md Nor, Mohd Zamir and Che Yusof, Mohd Daud (2023) A case report of gastroschisis: prenatal diagnosis in primary care settings matters. Malaysian Family Physician, 18 (53). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1985-207X E-ISSN 1985-2274

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Gastroschisis may lead to serious congenital disability, as prolonged exposure to the amniotic fluid could compromise the mesenteric blood flow and irritate the foetal intestinal wall. The consequences of gastroschisis include spontaneous preterm birth, growth restriction and foetal demise. Awareness of this disease is essential, as a high mortality rate is linked to inadequate initial therapy. Early detection of the disease, mainly by primary care physicians as the initial point of contact, is crucial to improve the course of the condition through early monitoring and referral to tertiary care centres. With this case report, we hope to highlight the need of detecting gastroschisis before to the third trimester of pregnancy for better readiness, especially in primary care settings located far from tertiary centres.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 6765/107812
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gastroschisis, Prenatal diagnosis, Congenital anomalies, Primary care
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2023 10:20
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2024 10:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/107812

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