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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Indian journal of human genetics
Source : Indian journal of human genetics; Vol 18(1): pp71-74(2012)
Campus : Faridabad
Year : 2012
Abstract : Background: We report on the higher prevalence of deaf-mutes from a village in Jammu and Kashmir State of India. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study among 79 deaf mutes using pedigree analysis, audiometry, imaging and molecular analysis. Results: A high rate of hereditary deafness with 79 individuals diagnosed to be suffering from non-syndrome deafness in a total population of 2452 individuals residing in the village. Interpretation: Flourishing of intermarriages led to a population with high prevalence of deafness.
Cite this Research Publication : Inbreeding as a cause for deafness: Dadhkai study. Indian journal of human genetics; Vol 18(1): pp71-74(2012).