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Title: Screening of internationally adopted children
Authors: Lenicker, Herbert Manfred
Vassallo Agius, Paul
Portelli, Alfred V.
Dalmas, Miriam
Keywords: Adopted children -- Diseases -- Malta
Adopted children -- Diseases -- Malta -- Statistics
Adopted children -- Malta -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1994, Vol. 6(1), p. 27-32
Abstract: Currently, we have no local generally agreed guidelines for the examination of children adopted overseas. Out of 163 adopted children, who were brought into Malta between January 1991 and June 1992, 140 (86%) were seen at the children’s Outpatient Department, St. Luke’s Hospital. They were clinically examined and screened for hepatitis, H.I.V. infection, syphilis and tuberculosis. The results obtained showed that screening revealed important illness in a considerable number of these children. Standardised mandatory screening tests should be introduced for all internationally adopted children.
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