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Birth Defects - Genetic

Medindia’s support group on genetic birth defects discusses the transmission and management of several birth abnormalities passed on through the parents’ genes, including Down syndrome, Achondroplasia, Hemophilia and Cystic fibrosis.

If you have concerns on any genetic birth defect, this support group will help clarify all your queries on the subject.

 

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Dioxin Still Responsible for Birth Defects in Vietnam Babies
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Gene Linked to Kidney-related Birth Defects Identified
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One Common Genetic Variant in Chromosome 6p24 Linked to Five Vascular Diseases
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Risk of Birth Defects Due to Certain Antibiotics During Pregnancy
Certain links between certain antibiotics during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in newborns have been found.

The study includ.....
New Zika Vaccine May Keep Fetus Safe from Zika Infection And Birth Defects
Zika virus is an insect-borne illness that is transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes. This mosquito-borne virus can threaten your unborn baby's heal.....


Klinefelter's Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Complications
Klinefelter's Syndrome is the most frequent sex chromosomal genetic disorder and is caused by the presence of an extra X chromosome... Read More
Triple X Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prevention
Triple X syndrome is a genetic disorder seen in females characterized by the presence of an extra X chromosome... Read More
von Willebrand Disease (vWD)
von Willebrand's Disease (vWD) is an autosomal dominant inherited bleeding disorder that occurs from birth and affects both sexes... Read More
Turner Syndrome - Causes, Types, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment
Turner syndrome, a genetic developmental disorder in females is caused by a missing or incomplete X- chromosome. Girls are short and have dysfunctional ovaries... 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
Pierre Robin Syndrome / Bird Facies- Introduction
Pierre Robin syndrome/Bird Facies- is genetic defect, which gives rise to a very small lower jaw, called cleft palate and a condition called as retroglossoptosis, where the tongue appears to fall into the throat.. 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
About Myotonic Dystrophy
Detailed information on myotonic muscular dystrophy, a common form of muscular disease that affects adults and children. .. Read More
About Multifactorial Birth Defects
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives in brief General Info about About Multifactorial Birth Defects... Read More



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