Recurrent early pregnancy loss and consanguinity in Omani couples

Vaidyanathan Gowri*, Achandira Muthappa Udayakumar, Wafa Bsiso, Yahaya Al Farsi, Kuntal Rao

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Consanguinity is common in Arab countries. The Sultanate of Oman has a relatively small population with a high prevalence of consanguineous marriages. This is a retrospective study of women who had three or more consecutive miscarriages between January 2002 and December 2008, investigated in the non-pregnant state. Age, parity, menstrual history, number of miscarriages, personal and family history, history of consanguinity and investigations were collected for 141 patients. The mean number of miscarriages was 3.4; 53% of the women had a consanguineous marriage, 42% were non-consanguineous and in 5% the marital interrelationship was unknown. There was no significant difference in the prevalence of parental karyotype abnormalities, anticardiolipin antibodies, antinuclear antibodies, thyroid disorders, or lupus between the consanguineous and non-consanguineous couples. Consanguinity appeared not to play a significant role in the etiology of recurrent spontaneous miscarriage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1169
Number of pages3
JournalActa Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • Consanguinity
  • Middle East
  • etiology
  • karyotype
  • recurrent abortion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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