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Birth defects

Birth defects: Introduction

Birth defects: Conditions which are present at birth and are considered alterations to what is considered normal in a newborn baby. See detailed information below for a list of 398 causes of Birth defects, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Birth defects:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Birth defects. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes in Children: Birth defects

Home Diagnostic Testing and Birth defects

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Causes of Types of Birth defects:

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Birth defects: Symptom Checker

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Birth defects Treatments

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Stories from Users for Birth defects

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Birth defects: Animations

Medications or substances causing Birth defects:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Birth defects as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Birth defects: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Birth defects may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Birth defects

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Birth defects: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Birth defects

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See misdiagnosis of migraine or more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease) is linked to adverse fetal outcomes. See misdiagnosis of celiac more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in more »

Birth defects: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Birth defects

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Birth defects: Related Rare Diseases

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Birth defects: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Birth defects:

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)

Detailed list of causes of Birth defects

The list below shows some of the causes of Birth defects mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Birth defects?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Birth defects. Of the 398 causes of Birth defects that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 389 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Birth defects:

The following list of conditions have 'Birth defects' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Birth defects:

The following list of medical conditions have Birth defects or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.













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Causes of Birth defects Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Birth defects based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Birth defects:

    Congenital malformation, Developmental deformity, Congenital conditions
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Birth defects:

    Subtypes of Birth defects:

    Arachnodactyly (38 causes), Camptodactyly (173 causes), Clinodactyly (171 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Birth defects:

    Birth symptoms (874 causes), Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes)

    Symptoms related to Birth defects:

    Birthmark, Congenital heart defect, Complications of childbirth, Complications of pregnancy, Congenital disorders, Cleft palate (716 causes), Anencephaly, Folic acid deficiency, Maternal infections, Chromosomal abnormalities, Genetic defects, Teratogenic drugs

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Birth defects

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