Several cases of babies with malformations: the Ministry gives the all-clear

Three infants came in Gelsenkirchen, Germany within a few weeks with a malformation of the Hand to the world. This accumulation has clinic staff attend. The Ministry of health is now clear.

In the case of Arm and Hand malformations and neonatal health Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia in the past few years, "no obvious Trends and regional Häufungen". The the Ministry announced on Monday in Düsseldorf.

The authority had asked, in all maternity hospitals of the Federal state to malformations in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. The occasion of a two weeks ago known accumulation of Hand malformations in the newborn of a Gelsenkirchen-based clinic was.

Less than 0.1 percent of the newborn with malformation

In the Sankt Marien-Hospital Buer were born between mid-June and early September, three children with failure-formed hands. Previously, it had been there, according to the clinic for years, not a single case.

The query of the Ministry showed that in the case of significantly less than 0.1% of all newborns have malformations of the hands were noted. "For the years 2017, 2018, 2019 have been with a Stand of 27. September 2019, a total of 72, 64 and 61 malformations of the upper extremities in North Rhine-Westphalia gemeldet", it was called.

The feedback from the hospitals should now be analyzed in detail and with data from other survey systems of quality assurance, as well as other data collections matched.

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