Intrauterine Growth Restriction

  • Paul Lyons
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


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    Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is defined as fetal weight below the tenth percentile and an abdominal girth below the 2.5 percentile.

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    Factors associated with IUGR can be categorized as fetal genetic, uterine environmental, maternal, toxic exposures, and constitutional.

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    Complications associated with IUGR include early complications (increased mortality, pre-eclampsia, preterm labor, still birth) and late complications (learning, behavioral, and developmental abnormalities).



Down Syndrome Fetal Growth Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Intrauterine Growth Restriction Fetal Weight 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA

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