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29 januar 2015

Muslimer og indavl: Bradford Royal Infirmary Hospital er et af Verdens førende centre for genetik pga byens store pakistanske befolkningsgruppe

Selvom pakistanske fødsler i UK kun udgør 3% af britiske fødsler udgør de 30% af alle britiske genetiske sygdomme.

Bradford Royal Infirmary har registreret mere end 140 recessive genetiske sygdomme mod normalt 20-30.

While the BiB cohort includes a total of 43 different ethnicities, the largest ethnic groups were Pakistani (45%) and White British (just under 40%).

In the Pakistani subgroup, 77% of babies born with birth defects were to parents who were in consanguineous marriages. In the White British subgroup 19% of babies with an anomaly were born to mothers over the age of 34. Links between the age of mothers and the prevalence of birth defects are already well-established.

It is estimated that more than a billion people worldwide live in in communities where consanguineous marriage is commonplace.

The Bradford/Leeds study is the first that has been able to explore the potential causes of birth defects in a population where there are enough numbers in both consanguineous and non-consanguineous groups to reach reliable and statistically significant conclusions.

Professor Neil Small, co-author of the study from the University of Bradford, says: “The research is of particular importance to Bradford, because of the characteristics of its population. Half the babies born in the city’s one maternity hospital have a parent whose family origins are in Pakistan. But the findings also have relevance to other areas of the UK and across the world in countries where consanguineous marriage is a cultural norm.

12 februar 2012

Muslimsk indavl medfører galloperende sundhedsudgifter i UK

Muslim children in certain areas are 13 times more likely to be born with birth defects than non-Muslims due to a tradition of arranged marriages with cousins.

This documentary highlights how political correctness allows this to happen in modern day Britain and Europe. Is this British media propaganda? Or does this actually happen alot within Muslim communities?

18 oktober 2010

45% af arabere er indavlede

Fætter-kusine ægteskab i Saudi:

The couple had two healthy boys, now 22 and 20, but their third child, a girl, was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a crippling and usually fatal disease that was carried in the genes of both parents. Their fourth, sixth and seventh children were also born with the disorder.

Spinal muscular atrophy and the gene that causes it, along with several other serious genetic disorders, are common in Saudi Arabia, where women have an average of six children and where in some regions more than half of the marriages are between close relatives.

Across the Arab world today an average of 45 percent of married couples are related, according to Dr. Nadia Sakati, a pediatrician and senior consultant for the genetics research center at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh.

Mere på New York Times

Tip: Universalgeni

12 august 2010

Økt risiko for hjernesykdommer hos norsk-pakistanere

Overlege Øivind Juris Kanavin og professor Petter Strømme ved Oslo universitetssykehus, Ullevål står bak en kronikk om barn med hjernesykdommer som publiseres av Legeforeningen torsdag. Begge er eksperter på hjernesykdommer hos barn.

Du kan hente kronikken fra Den Norske Lægeforening her (pdf).

“Nevrodegenerative sykdommer hos barn er ofte autosomalt recessivt nedarvet. De fleste tilfellene er metabolske, der inngifte er en viktig risikofaktor. Diagnostikken kan være svært
krevende. Tap av motoriske, kognitive og sosiale ferdigheter er vanlig. Det kreves stor innsats fra hjelpeapparatet – 15–30 fagpersoner kan være engasjert rundt én pasient. For et økende
antall sykdommer finnes det nye og dyre behandlingsformer.”

Med andre ord: diagnostik, pleje og behandling koster det hvide ud af øjnene.

26 juli 2010

Gift med din fætter?

Københavns Kommune: “Indvandreres indavl koster millioner

Mentalt og fysisk handicap: “Når fætter og kusine får børn sammen, er der dobbelt så stor risiko for at få et handicappet barn – det koster kommunekasserne dyrt. Handicappede indvandrerbørn koster danske kommuner millioner. I Københavns Amt alene er antallet af handicappede børn i alt steget med mere 100 procent på 10 år. … Merete Lefelt har kontakt til 330 familier med handicappede børn i Københavns Kommune. Hun skyder på, at en tredjedel af deres klienter har fremmedkulturel baggrund.” BT, 10/11 2003 “Indvandreres indavl koster millioner

Dødsfødsler: “Det får os til at tro, at det større antal dødfødsler blandt pakistanere, tyrkere og somaliere først og fremmest skyldes, at det netop er i disse kulturer, man finder flest ægteskaber mellem beslægtede, siger professor Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, der står i spidsen for undersøgelsen. … I Pakistan anslås det, at godt 70 procent af alle ægteskaber er indgifte, i Tyrkiet ligger det på mellem 25 og 30 procent.” JP, 27/2 2009 “Flere dødsfødsler blandt indvandrere

Specialinstitutioner: “Journalisten Line Vaaben Juhl vid Berlingske Tidende i Köpenhamn konstaterar i en artikel att det i Danmark har skett en explosiv tillväxt av invandrarbarn med svåra funktionshinder. Hon har ringt runt till landets specialskolor och fått till svar att 40 procent av barnen vid dessa skolor har invandrarbakgrund. Antalet invandrare i relation till den danska befolkningen är bara 7-8 procent. ‘I Köpenhamn har antalet specialskolebarn ökat med 4 procent medan antalet invandrarbarn i samma skolor sedan 1992 ökat med 21 procent. Det finns skolor för utvecklingsstörda i Danmark där utvecklingsstörda invandrarbarn ökat med över 50 procent under senare år. Barn med svåra eller flera handikapp ökar dessutom mest.’” Tidningen, d. 24. juni 1999 “När giftemål blir handikapp

Konklusion
De sundhedsmæssige argumenter for et forbud mod fætter-kusineægteskaber taler for sig selv – men de store udgifter til specialinstitutioner, hospitaler og kommunalt personale vægter også. Et forbud mod fætter-kusineægteskaber vil desuden samtidigt være et signal til de grupper af indvandrere, som har sværest ved at integrere sig: De må finde sig et andet land at bo i, hvis de vil fortsætte deres usunde familiemønstre.

Tip: N.S.

21 maj 2010

40% af medfødte og genetiske sygdomme i Pakistan relateret til fætter-kusine-ægteskaber

It is estimated that about 10 percent of congenital and genetic disorders worldwide are associated with customary consanguineous marriage; in most of the Middle East, the proportion is 30 percent, and in Pakistan, it is 40 percent.

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Deafness (or hearing impairment) is the loss of ability to hear normally, whether permanent loss or fluctuating. Deafness is clinically and genetically heterogeneous and can be caused by environmental as well as genetic factors. It is estimated that the prevalence of profound bilateral hearing loss is 1.6 per 1000 in Pakistan and 70% of hearing loss arises in consanguineous-families.

Genetic deafness in Pakistani population; Ghazanfar Ali Pakistan Medical Research Council, Central Research Centre, National Institute of Health, Islamabad.

Tip: Universalgeni.

7 april 2010

Fætter-kusine-ægteskabers velsignelser

The twin border communities of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, have the world’s highest known prevalence of fumarase deficiency, an enzyme irregularity that causes severe mental retardation brought on by cousin marriage, doctors say.

“Arizona has about half the world’s population of known fumarase deficiency patients,” said Dr. Theodore Tarby, a pediatric neurologist who has treated many of the children at Arizona clinics under contracts with the state.

Tip: Universalgeni

3 november 2009

Indavlens verdenskort

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Mere om kortet her.

25 september 2009

Arabere lider af en af de højeste rater af genetiske sygdomme

Despite the fact that it is widely practiced across the Middle East, marrying within the family might not be such a good idea, according to a report published Tuesday.

The report by the Dubai-based Center for Arab Genomic Studies (CAGS) said Arabs have one of the highest rates of genetic disorders mainly due to consanguinity, or marriages between close relatives.

“The chance of genetic diseases increases with each consanguine marriage between defective gene carriers. A genetic pool with a long history of such marriages would indeed bread very interesting results.”