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Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder which causes abnormal bone growth and dwarfism.

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Cause Of Common Zika Virus Birth Defect Revealed
A new study has identified how Zika virus (ZIKV) causes one of the most common birth defects linked to prenatal infection, called brain calcification,.....
Umbilical Cord Patch for Spinal Bifida Birth Defect
Spinal bifida is a neural tube birth defect in which the spinal cord and spine don’t develop properly. Researchers conducted a clinical trial to inves.....
New Drug Enhances Bone Growth in Achondroplasia Kids
Vosoritide may increase bone growth in children with achondroplasia, according to the trial published in The Lancet.

“The hope and .....
Pregnancies Persist Among Women Taking Birth Defect Causing Acne Drug
Frequency of reported pregnancies and pregnancy-related adverse events among women taking acne drug isotretinoin was evaluated by the investigators at.....
New Drug Found to Encourage Bone Growth in Dwarf Patients
Experimental drug called vosoritide found to interfere with proteins that block bone growth, allowing the average annual growth rate to increase in a .....


Tetralogy of Fallot - Causes, Clinical Features, Diagnosis and Treatment
Fallot’s tetralogy is a rare and complex birth defect of the heart. Babies born with this condition turn blue (cyanosis) due to inadequate oxygen in their blood. Know more about Fallot’s tetralogy and its treatment... Read More
Superior Canal Dehiscence
Superior canal dehiscence (SCD) results from a break in the bone above the semicircular canal, caused either by birth defects or due to a head trauma... Read More
Solitary Kidney - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Solitary kidney does not pose a grave health risk but it does require additional care. Find out how solitary kidney affects one’s health and quality of life and how to live with the condition. .. Read More
Prenatal Screening Test
Prenatal screening involves various tests to assess the risk of the unborn baby to be born with a chromosomal anomaly, neural tube defect or any birth defect... Read More
Pentalogy of Cantrell (Birth Disorder) - Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
Pentalogy of Cantrell or thoracoabdominal syndrome is an extremely rare birth disorder involving defects in the coverings of the organs within the abdominal cavity, the heart and its covering membrane, the breastbone and diaphragm. The exact cause is unknown... Read More
Obesity during Pregnancy: Know the Risks
Women with a body mass index >30 are obese and are at a higher risk for gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Macrosomia and birth defects are risks seen in the babies... Read More
Disorders Included in Newborn Screening
Disorders included in newborn screening in US and India are discussed. Most disorders are either inherited disorders or developmental defects in vital organs such as heart. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment of these are key to overall improved outcome... Read More
About Multifactorial Birth Defects
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives in brief General Info about About Multifactorial Birth Defects... Read More
Introduction to Metabolic Defects
Metabolism is the sum total of all chemical and physical changes that take place in any organism that enables it to function and grow... Read More
What Medical Tests should you expect during Your Pregnancy?
Prenatal tests are carried out during pregnancy to ensure a healthy pregnancy and detect birth defects... Read More



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