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Low birth weight

Low birth weight: Introduction

Low birth weight: When the weight of a new born baby is below average. See detailed information below for a list of 199 causes of Low birth weight, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Low birth weight:

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

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Low birth weight: Symptom Checker

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Low birth weight: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Low birth weight

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Low birth weight: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Low birth weight

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: obesity, hypertension ( more »

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 vaginal itch), which 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 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 inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but 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 »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is 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 more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms more »

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

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Low birth weight: Related Rare Diseases

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Low birth weight: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Low birth weight:

An infant weighing 5-1/2 pounds or less at birth.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Detailed list of causes of Low birth weight

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How Common are these Causes of Low birth weight?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Low birth weight. Of the 199 causes of Low birth weight that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Low birth weight:

The following list of conditions have 'Low birth weight' 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: Low birth weight:

The following list of medical conditions have Low birth weight 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 Low birth weight Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Low birth weight 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?

    Classifications of Low birth weight:

    Medical Conditions associated with Low birth weight:

    Pregnancy symptoms (699 causes), Birth symptoms (874 causes), Small baby (267 causes), Weight symptoms (2043 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes), Female reproductive symptoms (928 causes)

    Symptoms related to Low birth weight:

    Prematurity, Developmental delay, Birth symptoms (874 causes), Chromosomal aberrations, Placental dysfunction, Rubella, Congenital varicella, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Alcohol abuse by mother, Narcotic abuse by mother, Chronic maternal illness, Cigarette smoking, Maternal hypertension, Maternal hypoxemia

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