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Mental retardation occurring in embryo exposed in utero to the atomic bomb (Hiroshima). After 30 years follow-up study

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Abstract

This paper deals with a long term follow-up study on psychological symptoms in four patients with microscopically microcephaly induced by prenatal exposed to atomic bomb. They were exposed to atomic bomb at 8- and 12-week-embryos. The distance from the center of the explosion was 780 - 1180 m. All their mothers had acute radiation hazards. Their growths in the uterus were markedly damaged. Postnatal body weight ranged between 1,300 and 2,000 g. They were commonly characterized by microcephaly, physiological and mental retardation, stigmata of degeneracy, and skin symptoms, who were diagnosed as ''microcephaly induced by early prenatal exposure to atomic bomb'' by the research group for microcephaly in the Ministry of Health and Welfare. These common symptoms such as microcephaly, stigmata of degeneracy, and disturbed growth, but neurological symptoms such as motor aphasia were slighter in these patients than in those having congenital Minamata disease prenatal. These results suggested that the prognosis of these patients in whom 30 years have passed is unexpectedly serious.
Authors:
Ishikawa, H; Shimasaki, A; Fujiwara, K; [1]  Harada, M; Minami, R
  1. Saijo Mental Hospital, Hiroshima (Japan)
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1978
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-10-476583; EDB-80-030585
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Seishin Igaku; (Japan); Journal Volume: 20:11
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; A-BOMB SURVIVORS; CONGENITAL MALFORMATIONS; EMBRYOS; GENETIC RADIATION EFFECTS; HIROSHIMA; MENTAL DISORDERS; PREGNANCY; PRENATAL IRRADIATION; ASIA; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; DISEASES; GENETIC EFFECTS; IRRADIATION; JAPAN; MALFORMATIONS; NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; PATHOLOGICAL CHANGES; RADIATION EFFECTS; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man
OSTI ID:
5638774
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: SEIGA
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Pages: 1179-1187
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Ishikawa, H, Shimasaki, A, Fujiwara, K, Harada, M, and Minami, R. Mental retardation occurring in embryo exposed in utero to the atomic bomb (Hiroshima). After 30 years follow-up study. Japan: N. p., 1978. Web.
Ishikawa, H, Shimasaki, A, Fujiwara, K, Harada, M, & Minami, R. Mental retardation occurring in embryo exposed in utero to the atomic bomb (Hiroshima). After 30 years follow-up study. Japan.
Ishikawa, H, Shimasaki, A, Fujiwara, K, Harada, M, and Minami, R. 1978. "Mental retardation occurring in embryo exposed in utero to the atomic bomb (Hiroshima). After 30 years follow-up study." Japan.
@misc{etde_5638774,
title = {Mental retardation occurring in embryo exposed in utero to the atomic bomb (Hiroshima). After 30 years follow-up study}
author = {Ishikawa, H, Shimasaki, A, Fujiwara, K, Harada, M, and Minami, R}
abstractNote = {This paper deals with a long term follow-up study on psychological symptoms in four patients with microscopically microcephaly induced by prenatal exposed to atomic bomb. They were exposed to atomic bomb at 8- and 12-week-embryos. The distance from the center of the explosion was 780 - 1180 m. All their mothers had acute radiation hazards. Their growths in the uterus were markedly damaged. Postnatal body weight ranged between 1,300 and 2,000 g. They were commonly characterized by microcephaly, physiological and mental retardation, stigmata of degeneracy, and skin symptoms, who were diagnosed as ''microcephaly induced by early prenatal exposure to atomic bomb'' by the research group for microcephaly in the Ministry of Health and Welfare. These common symptoms such as microcephaly, stigmata of degeneracy, and disturbed growth, but neurological symptoms such as motor aphasia were slighter in these patients than in those having congenital Minamata disease prenatal. These results suggested that the prognosis of these patients in whom 30 years have passed is unexpectedly serious.}
journal = {Seishin Igaku; (Japan)}
volume = {20:11}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1978}
month = {Nov}
}