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Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Twins

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 August 2014

Ntinos C. Myrianthopoulos*
Affiliation:
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
John A. Churchill
Affiliation:
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Alice J. Baszynski
Affiliation:
National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
*
Section on Epidemiology and Genetics, Perinatal Research Branch, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20014, USA

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Respiratory distress syndrome occurred in 77 of 1,130 liveborn twins (1: 15) and appears to be more frequent than in singletons. This increase cannot be entirely accounted for by the higher prematurity rate of twins over singletons. In 46 twin pairs with at least one affected, there was a significantly higher concordance rate among MZ than DZ pairs, suggesting that genetic factors are of some etiologic importance in this disease.

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Copyright © The International Society for Twin Studies 1970

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