congenital anomaly

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marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.
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congenital anomaly

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con·gen·i·tal a·nom·a·ly

(kŏn-jen'i-tăl ă-nom'ă-lē)
A structural abnormality present at birth.
See also: birth defect
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

congenital anomaly

Any abnormality present at birth.
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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:

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1998), because any exposure after this period would not contribute to the etiology of a major congenital anomaly. Only recent studies on congenital anomalies and air pollution used a spatiotemporal exposure assessment, but they were not covering the same range of pollutants (Dadvand et al.
Splenogonadal fusion-a rare congenital anomaly demonstrated by 99Tc-sulfur colloid imaging: Case report.
Among women who had filled a prescription for an NSAID during the first trimester, the adjusted odds ratio for any congenital anomaly was 2.21, and the adjusted odds ratio for cardiac septal closure was 3.34.
(5,6,8,11) This region (22 q 11) is known to be susceptible to rearrangements, and it is implicated in other congenital anomaly syndromes such as unbalanced 11/22 translocation, velocardiofacial syndrome, and DiGeorge syndrome.
All congenital anomaly cases detected antenatally were included in the study.
"We had a two-year-old girl with complex congenital anomaly of duplex collecting system in her right kidney.
Professor Helen Dolk, from the University of Ulster, who co-led the study, said: "The co-occurrence of multiple birth and congenital anomaly among live borns places particular demands on parents and health services.
DATA SOURCES AND EXTRACTION: From bibliographic searches we extracted 10 original epidemiologic studies that examined the association between congenital anomaly risk and concentrations of air pollutants.
(1-4) A congenital anomaly is any structural (most common), functional, or biochemical abnormality that is present at birth.
Using data held by the Regional Maternity Survey Office (RMSO) - collected over almost 20 years - it shows the chances of children born with at least one congenital anomaly living up to the age of 20 were as high as 85%.
Multivariate analysis revealed that mothers who used NSAIDs during the first trimester were 2.2 times more likely than controls to have a baby with any congenital anomaly. In addition, NSAID users were 3.3 times more likely than controls to give birth to an infant with anomalies of the cardiac septal system.

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