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Pages 32-35 (January - February 2019)
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Vol. 70. Issue 1.
Pages 32-35 (January - February 2019)
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Congenital Aural Atresia prevalence in the Argentinian population
Prevalencia de atresia aural congénita en la población argentina
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Mario Emilio Zernottia,b,
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, Carlos A. Curetc, Susana Cortasad, Mario Chiaraviglioe, Maria Fernanda Di Gregoriof
a Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina
b School of Speech Therapy, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
c Medicine Faculty, San Roque Hospital, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
d Hospital Pablo Soria, Jujuy, Argentina
e Hospital Notti, Mendoza, Argentina
f Otoneurology Department, Sanatorio Allende, Cordoba, Argentina
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Table 1. Case frequency in different geographic areas of Argentina (Provinces, years 2013–2014).a
Abstract
Introduction

Congenital Aural Atresia (CAA) or microtia is a malformation that results in esthetic and functional problems. There is little information on prevalence, considering that Latin American is the most affected region in the world.

Objective

To determine the prevalence of microtia, considering the different ethnical structure of the population.

Methods

A retrospective analysis was performed of the clinical reports of newborn infants (public hospitals) in three different regions.

Results

The incidence of CAA in Argentina was 1 case per 7500 new births (i.e. 1.3/10,000). Marked differences were found per geographical area. The means were calculated per year by bilateral parametric estimation, according to the ethnical origins of the population. In the Caucasoid area: 02.47/10,000 (±1.2), in the Mestizo area: 03.99/10,000 (±0.0) and finally in the Amerindian area: 20.93/10,000 (±0.1).

Conclusion

This study shows different incidences according to the demographic features of the population from 1.90/10,000 to 20.9/10,000. This data indicates that CAA is associated with a genetic problem (ethnic differences).

Keywords:
Microtia
Congenital Aural Atresia
Prevalence
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Introducción

La atresia aural congénita (AAC) o microtia es una malformación que produce problemas funcionales y estéticos. Existe falta de información de prevalencia en Argentina, teniendo en cuenta además que Latinoamérica es la región más afectada del mundo.

Objetivo

Determinar la prevalencia de microtia, teniendo en cuenta la estructura étnica de la población según las regiones.

Métodos

Análisis retrospectivo de historias clínicas en hospitales públicos de recién nacidos en diferentes zonas del país.

Resultados

La prevalencia de atresia en Argentina fue de uno de cada 7.500 recién nacidos (1,3/10.000). Se encontraron marcadas diferencias de acuerdo al área geográfica. En el área caucásica: 2,47/10.000 (±1,2), en el área mestiza: 3,99/10.000 (±0) y en el área amerindia: 20,93/10.000 (±0,1).

Conclusión

El estudio muestra una diferente incidencia con arreglo a las características demográficas de la población, de entre 1,90/10.000 y 20,9/10.000. Estos datos permitirían asociar la atresia con problemas genéticos (origen étnico).

Palabras clave:
Microtia
Atresia aural congénita
Prevalencia

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