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Birth Defect - Structural Defects

Structural birth defects are problems related to parts of the body present at birth, like abnormally formed or missing limbs or organs. Babies with structural birth defects are more likely to be sickly and die early and more likely to be mentally retarded.

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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
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
Munch On Crunchy Corn! - Benefits - Recipe
The infamously hard to digest corn actually holds unbelievable health benefits and is important part of the diet chain... Read More



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