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The Hungarian Congenital Abnormality Registry (HCAR)

  • Nándor Ács
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
  • Andrew E. Czeizel
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Abstract

The HCAR was established in 1962 as the first national-based registry in the world (I), after the greatest tragedy of human teratology, the thalidomide-Contergan catastrophe. After a pilot period, the HCAR started to work according to the internationally recommended principles under my direction as part of the Department of Human Genetics and Teratology, National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in 1980 (Fig. 1.1). The HCAR had a budget from the Ministry of Health for the salary of the staff, computer work, printing, and mailing costs. Extra projects needed special funds.

Keywords

Down Syndrome Maternal Disease Orofacial Cleft Limb Deficiency Teratogenic Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nándor Ács
    • 1
  • Ferenc G. Bánhidy
    • 1
  • Andrew E. Czeizel
    • 2
  1. 1.Second Department of Obstetrics and GynecologySemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Foundation of the Community Control of Hereditary DiseasesBudapestHungary

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