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birth de·fect

defect present at birth; sometimes referred to as congenital defect or anomaly.

birth defect

n.
A physiological or structural abnormality that develops at or before birth and is present at the time of birth, especially as a result of faulty development, infection, heredity, or injury. Also called congenital anomaly.

birth defect

birth defect

(1) Any distortion of a part or general disfigurement of the body.
(2) Congenital malformation, see there.
(3) An abnormality of structure, function or body metabolism present at birth that may result in a physical and/or mental disability or is fatal.

birth defect

Neonatology
1. Any distortion of a part or general disfigurement of the body.
3. An abnormality of structure, function or body metabolism present at birth that may result in a physical and/or mental disability or is fatal.

birth de·fect

(bĭrth dēfekt)
Any structural or biochemical abnormality present at birth; may be due to genetic or developmental factors.
Compare: congenital anomaly

birth de·fect

(bĭrth dēfekt)
Defect present at birth; sometimes referred to as congenital defect or anomaly.

Patient discussion about birth defect

Q. Is it a birth defect in children? I know about the causes of autism. Is it a birth defect in children?

A. it's not an easy answer i'm afraid...there are congenital differences, but no "birth defect" that we can detect. there's a good pdf file that gives a full explanation about it...i think you'll find it useful:
http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:U7PHTfTAZhYJ:www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf+http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/autism_overview_2005.pdf&hl=iw&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=il

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These data demonstrate the critical contribution of population-based birth defects surveillance to understanding the impact of Zika virus infection during pregnancy," the authors concluded.
The three birth defects surveillance programs identified 747 infants and fetuses during 2013 (North Carolina and Massachusetts) and 2013-2014 (Atlanta) with one or more defects that met the 2016 CDC Zika surveillance case definition (2.
Retrospective description and trend analysis were applied based on the monitoring data of birth defects in Xi'an City from 2003 to 2012.
Canfield, "Impact of including elective pregnancy terminations before 20 weeks gestation on birth defect rates," Teratology, vol.
A history of infertility, either with or without assisted conception, was also significantly associated with birth defects.
Also of interest, parents with children younger than age 18 (who estimate 17%) do not differ from those who are not parents of young children (who estimate 16%) in their estimates of the incidence of birth defects.
But we are not prioritising birth defects in the way that we should and we do not have a properly functioning system of recording them.
The journal Epidemiology reported that an increased risk of birth defects is strongly associated with unfiltered and polluted tap water.
Alarm bells first sounded in the spring of 1977 when the NCA and the NIAAA issued their joint statement, a portion of which declared that the "pregnant woman who has six or more drinks a day--upwards of 3 ounces of alcohol--runs a significant risk of producing a child with birth defects.
Of the 13 babies born with the major birth defects, 12 of them were born to these mothers.
Research May Pave Way to New Methods of Preventing Birth Defects in Humans
During the past year, birth defects have received increased attention, as researchers at CDC and worldwide have been studying the relationship between Zika virus disease and congenital Zika syndrome (7).