Intra-uterine growth retardation

Last updated: Wednesday, 15, December, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Assessment based on clinical findings and diagnostic imaging, pre- and post-natally.

Maternal/placental factors, especially

Smoking

Hypertension, including

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

Phospholipid antibody syndrome

Connective tissue diseases

Renal disease

See Renal disorders
Fetal factors, especially

Chromosome abnormalities

Cytogenetics (prenatal and fetal).

Multiple pregnancy

Intrauterine infection

Dwarfism