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Birth Defects
Birth Defects Learning Center

Birth Defects
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with some type of abnormality that developed in utero.
Achondroplasia is a disorder of bone growth that causes the most common type of dwarfism.
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Incontinentia pigmenti achromians is a rare birth defect that causes unusual patches of light-colored...
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Hydrocephalus is a build up of fluid inside the skull, leading to brain swelling. Hydrocephalus means...
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Clubfoot is when the foot turns inward and downward. It is a congenital condition, which means it is...
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Russell-Silver syndrome is a disorder present at birth that involves poor growth, low birth weight, short height, and differences in the...
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Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46.
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Hemifacial microsomia occurs when part of the face appears small or underdeveloped. Read more on causes of this disorder and how it's...
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Find information on birth defects, including what causes them, how they're diagnosed, and how they can be prevented.
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Congenital brain defects are abnormalities to the brain that are present at birth. Learn what causes them and how they're treated.
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