congenital malformation


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congenital malformation

Congenital defect A heterogenous group of structural defects, which are usually identified at birth Major CMs, US PDA, hypospadias, clubfoot, ventricular septal defect, hydrocephalus, Down syndrome, hip dislocation, valve stenosis and/or atresia, pulmonary artery stenosis, microcephalus, cleft lip ± cleft palate, spina bifida, rectal atresia and stenosis, polydactyly, supernumerary nipples, branchial clefts, abdominal wall defects

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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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Zugna of University of Turin, in Italy, looked at a total of 5,774 mothers with celiac disease (CD) and 3,039 fathers with CD, cross-referenced with the Swedish Medical Birth Register, the Patient Register, the Register of Congenital Malformations, and the Multigeneration Register.
Individuals with NTDs were shown to have three times the postulated population risk of an unassociated congenital malformation (such as clefting), which is in keeping with other findings recorded in the literature.
Congenital malformation of heart: abnormal septum in left auricle.
Appropriate nutritional supplementations are recommended to reduce the risk of congenital malformations; establishment of a genetic centre in order to facilitate chromosomal studies, prenatal diagnosis of congenital malformation [22, 23, 24, 25] and genetic counseling in Kenya.
Doctors carried out 114 such abortions last year, most of them due to congenital malformations.
As the authors point out, cardiac septal defects are one of the most common congenital malformations, and this difference could be due to a detection bias, because women exposed to a medicine for which there are sparse reproductive safety data--particularly one in a relatively new class of drugs--may be more likely to get prenatal and postnatal diagnostic testing.
The Chiari I malformation is a congenital malformation in which the back compartment of the skull is formed too small, resulting in crowding of neurological tissues.
Assessment of the toxicity of new chemicals is required by the EEC Directive 79/831, 6th amendment, and includes the determination of risks which could lead to cancer or to congenital malformation caused by genetic mutation.
Washington, June 14 (ANI): Scientists warn that couples thinking of going for assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment should know about its increased risk of congenital malformation.
But when lamotrigine polytherapy included valproate, the risk of a major congenital malformation was more than 11%.

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