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Factors Related to Congenital Heart Disease in Offspring from Women with Rheumatic Heart Disease: Case reports from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya | Abstract

Philippe PA1*, Orang’o EO1, Barasa FA2

1Department of Reproductive Health, Moi University School of Medicine, P. O Box 4606-30100, Eldoret, Kenya

2Department of Cardiology, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital – Eldoret, Kenya, P.O Box 3-30100, Nandi Road, Eldoret, Kenya

Corresponding Author: Dr. Philippe Amubwuomombe Poli, MD

Address: Department of Reproductive Health, Moi University School of Medicine. P. O Box 4606-30100, Eldoret, Kenya; E-mail: philippe_poli@yahoo.fr

Received date: 14 October 2019; Accepted date: 28 October 2019; Published date: 05 November 2019

Abstract

Maternal exposure to environmental factors has been reported to be associated with birth defects. Congenital heart defects are the most common and are associated with high morbidity and mortality in offspring. However, the relation of maternal rheumatic heart disease to congenital heart defects in the offspring is a rare event not yet reported. The authors report 2 cases of infants with congenital heart defects born from mothers with rheumatic heart disease. This study highlights factors related to congenital heart defects in both newborns.

Citation: Philippe PA, Orang’o EO, Barasa FA. Factors Related to Congenital Heart Disease in Offspring from Women with Rheumatic Heart Disease: Case reports from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Nov 05;2(3):87-92.

Copyright © 2019 Philippe PA, Orang’o EO, Barasa FA. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Congenital Heart Disease; Rheumatic Heart Disease; Offspring

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