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Question 3#

Factors influencing the development of cleft lip/palate include all the following EXCEPT:

A. Increased parental age
B. Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy
C. Infections during pregnancy
D. Smoking during pregnancy

Correct Answer is B


The cause of orofacial clefting is felt to be multifactorial. Factors that likely increase the incidence of clefting include increased parental age, drug use and infections during pregnancy, and smoking during pregnancy.