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What is Congenital conditions?

What is Congenital conditions?

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital conditions: Used with disease headings to indicate those conditions existing at, and usually before, birth. It excludes morphologic abnormalities and birth injuries, for which "abnormalities" and "injuries" are used.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Congenital conditions: a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Congenital conditions: Introduction

Types of Congenital conditions:

Types of Congenital conditions:

Broader types of Congenital conditions:

How many people get Congenital conditions?

Prevalance of Congenital conditions: 3-4% of babies (NWHIC)
Prevalance Rate of Congenital conditions: approx 1 in 33 or 3.00% or 8.2 million people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Congenital conditions: Three to four percent of all babies are born with a major birth defect. (Source: excerpt from Prenatal Care: NWHIC)

How serious is Congenital conditions?

Complications of Congenital conditions: see complications of Congenital conditions
Average life years lost for Congenital conditions: 59.2 for birth defects in North Carolina1.
Deaths for Congenital conditions: 10,393 deaths reported in USA 1999 for congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities(NVSR Sep 2001)

What causes Congenital conditions?

Causes of Congenital conditions: see causes of Congenital conditions
Risk factors for Congenital conditions: see risk factors for Congenital conditions

What are the symptoms of Congenital conditions?

Symptoms of Congenital conditions: see symptoms of Congenital conditions

Complications of Congenital conditions: see complications of Congenital conditions

Congenital conditions: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Congenital conditions.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Congenital conditions.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Congenital conditions: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Congenital conditions.
Treatments for Congenital conditions: see treatments for Congenital conditions
Prevention of Congenital conditions: see prevention of Congenital conditions
Research for Congenital conditions: see research for Congenital conditions

Society issues for Congenital conditions

Hospitalization statistics for Congenital conditions: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Congenital conditions:

  • 207,000 hospital discharges for birth defects or congenital anomalies in the US 2001 (2001 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • Average length of stay in hospitals for birth defects or congenital anomalies was 5.5 days in the US 2001 (2001 National Hospital Discharge Survey, NCHS, CDC)
  • 0.79% (100,527) of hospital episodes were for congenital malformations in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultations for congenital malformations required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Congenital conditions

Main name of condition: Congenital conditions

Class of Condition for Congenital conditions: congen.defect

Other names or spellings for Congenital conditions:

Birth defects

Birth defects, Congenital malformation, Developmental deformity Source - Diseases Database

Genetic disease, Genetic disorder, Genetic abnormality, Genetic defect, Inherited disease, Inherited disorder, Hereditary disease, Hereditary condition
Source - WordNet 2.1

Congenital conditions: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Congenital conditions:

1. Years of Potential Life Lost in North Carolina, NCMJ March/April 2002, Volume 63, Number 2

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